In his new book, Peter Beinart—Brookings nonresident fellow and editor-at-large of The New Republic—presents a historical perspective on liberalism and fighting totalitarianism, as well as his views on how today’s liberals ought to approach today’s fight against terror. On June 7, Brookings convened a discussion of Beinart’s The Good Fight: Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, with the author and Tod Lindberg of the Hoover Institution. In addition to editing Hoover’s Policy Review, Lindberg is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and writes a political column the Washington Times, where he served as editor of the editorial page from May 1991 to December 1998.
Brookings Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne moderated the discussion.