Liberty's Best Hope: American Leadership for the 21st Century
Recorded on March 4, 2008
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
In his new book, Liberty's Best Hope: American Leadership
for the 21st Century, former Assistant Secretary of State Kim
R. Holmes of The Heritage Foundation challenges those who say that
America's leadership star has crested, and who argue that the only
way to restore its image and influence in the world is to accept
defeat in Iraq, defer more often to the United Nations, and hold
international conferences with rogue states that threaten peace and
stability. Dr. Holmes challenges these assumptions in an
analysis that Lady Margaret Thatcher has called "insightful, and on
some occasions … uncomfortable," while providing "a sharp
and informed blueprint to guide future decision-makers."
Please join us as Dr. Kim Holmes makes the case that America
remains "liberty's best hope" in the world and explains what we
must do to reclaim the stature it held at the end of World War II
and the Cold War. Following his remarks, Professor Henry Nau
of George Washington University and Dr. Dov Zakheim, a former
senior Defense Department official in the Reagan Administration,
will add their insights on the critical need for full-throated
American leadership in the 21st Century.
Copies of Liberty's Best Hope will be available
for purchase and to be signed by the author.