Walter Russell Mead

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Walter Russell Mead is the James Clark Chase Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and editor-at-large/online director of American Interest. From 1997 to 2010 he was the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World (2007), a major study of 400 years of conflict between Anglophone powers and rivals, and Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001). Mead writes regularly on international affairs for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, New Yorker, and other publications. Mead’s chief intellectual interests involve the rise and development of a liberal, capitalist world order and the implications of this evolving world order. He received his B.A. from Yale University.
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