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Heather Hurlburt (Human Rights First) and Matt Welch (Reason, The Declaration of Independents)

On The Good Fight, Heather and Matt reflect on the wave of protests and violence sweeping the Arab world. Matt argues that it was naive of Democrats to assume they could put a kinder, gentler face on US foreign policy. Heather counters that Obama has significantly boosted global public opinion of America. Should the US government try to stop private citizens from posting incendiary content online? Heather points out that it’s hard to explain free speech to countries that don’t have it. Finally, Matt asks whether Obama was right to say Egypt isn’t a US ally anymore.

Recorded:Sep 14    Posted:Sep 15, 2012
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The Good Fight (round 1) | Sep 15, 2012 | Heather Hurlburt & Matt Welch

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