There’s much going on in the world at the moment, and instead of bringing you a themed show, we thought we’d look to those whose writings on it we admire. And, of course, a little music.

First up to join is Bret Stephens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign-affairs columnist at the Wall Street Journal. His latest book, America in Retreat, has been quite influential. He and Milt talk about ‘The Tyranny of a Big Idea‘.

Edward Klein has been keeping up with Hillary Clinton, and writes about the many scandals beyond Benghazi and a private email server. His newest book is Unlikable, about the sure-to-be Democrat candidate in 2016.

Finally, Reuel Marc Gerecht, a former CIA man and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, examines the oft-employed diplomatic tool of soft power. When does it work, when does it fail and, more important, how is it failing us in the Middle East at present? His fine contribution to the Weekly Standard titled ‘Victory without Soldiers‘ is a scathing review of how we engage with militant jihadists.

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  1. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher
    Dick from BrooklynJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Another great broadcast – especially the unstructured first segment with the great blues piano music.

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    • November 5, 2015, at 9:15 PM PST
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  2. Elaine Minamide Member

    I, too, loved the first segment, especially the blues arrangement of “Just a Closer Walk with You.” But (pardon my ignorance), I couldn’t quite get the name of the artist. I listened again and again, tried Googling what I heard phonetically, but alas! Nothing. Could someone please tell me the name of the artist?

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    • November 5, 2015, at 10:24 PM PST
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  3. Dustoff Inactive

    EEM

    The pianist best I can tell is Art Hodes / jazz pianist. Nice arrangement.

    Great show Milt. Great guests!

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    • November 6, 2015, at 8:22 AM PST
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  4. Elaine Minamide Member

    Thank you, Dustoff!! I found it!

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    • November 6, 2015, at 8:31 AM PST
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  5. rod Inactive

    time to cash it in, milt

    • #5
    • November 6, 2015, at 3:59 PM PST
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