For ten years – 2006 to 2016 – Toomas Hendrik Ilves was president of Estonia. He grew up in New Jersey. His parents, like many Estonian parents – if they were lucky – took refuge abroad.

With Jay, he talks a little about his life, and the great challenges facing his country, and liberal democracy in general. A name for those challenges would be Vladimir Putin.

At the end of the podcast, Jay remarks that, when he was in Estonia, he had the sense of being on the front line of an important struggle. This is something that Estonians – whose country Newt Gingrich described as “the suburbs of St. Petersburg” – experience every day.

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Members have made 2 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Hang On Member

    Why didn’t you ask him what he’s doing at Stanford?

    Why didn’t you ask him about his deep state connections to the Obama administration?

    Why didn’t you ask him about his role in disseminating false reports during the 2016 election and after the election?

    Why didn’t you ask him why it is in American interests to support an organization whose leader has threatened to disassemble the United States in revenge for Brexit?

    Why didn’t you ask him if he agrees with Cheney’s statement that interference of the Russians in US elections should be considered an act of war? And if so, shouldn’t we consider what he and Estonian intelligence have done an act of war?

    You’ve fallen into a trap with a real slime ball and not even realized it, but then it is just typical Nordlinger.

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    • April 2, 2017 at 7:55 am
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  2. Profile photo of Gromrus Member

    Previous commenter, please provide detailed answers to the questions you pose. Inquiring minds would want to know.

    I am inclined to distrust one who so blithely praises the EU and the surrendering of national sovereignty to a supranational organization not truly constrained by the ballot box.

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    • April 3, 2017 at 7:55 am
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