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Feb 17, 2020

My guest today is journalist and author Peter Van Buren. Peter has fought hard for the principle of free speech. Peter worked for the State Department for 24 years, including a stint in Iraq. When his book, "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People", was released, the US Government came after him, claiming that he published classified material. Peter also wrote articles for the left-leaning publication, "The Nation", until they weren't happy that he was writing articles promoting free speech, and they stopped accepting his articles. However, The American Conservative does still appreciate his stance on unfettered free speech. This is a microcosm of a cultural shift, in general. The modern left has vocally come out against free speech and the modern right has embraced it. We get into this topic along with discussing Peter's excellent work on the Russiagate saga. Peter is one of the best journalists out there, and I know you'll enjoy this interview.

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