Secretary Mike Pompeo on American Values

Ayaan speaks with Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about American values. They discuss extremist ideologies, competing world powers, the future of the Iran nuclear deal, and our relationship with China. They also discuss the Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights.

Secretary Mike Pompeo served as the 70th Secretary of State of the United States, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and was elected to four terms in Congress representing Kansas’ 4th District.

Secretary Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain. He rose to the rank of Captain and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School.

He is now serving as a distinguished fellow for the Hudson Institute.

Follow him on Twitter @mikepompeo

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  1. JennaStocker Member
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    Excellent interview that managed to get to crucial points in just 35 minutes, although I could’ve listened to a much longer-form discussion between these two. I’m glad Ms. Ali pressed Secretary Pompeo on the distracted and disjointed nature of America’s foreign policy vision from 1991 to 2001. She’s correct that we need to champion our successes but also learn from what we got wrong. And from this podcast episode to her interview with @peterrobinson about her book Prey to a very intriguing talk she had with Bari Weiss last month, Ms. Ali has hit an important arc in the importance of rhetoric with national values and being unafraid of debating ideology, even – or especially- when it appears not politically correct. This is a great addition to the Ricochet audio network. 

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