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What is America for now?

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President Biden’s response to the resurgence of the Taliban following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has left many people wondering what happened to America's role as the international community's moral authority. Still raw from four years of the Trump administration, American society remains deeply divided, economically, racially and ideologically. Many American people and institutions are confronting painful truths, being forced to let go of old beliefs and values that have sustained them for decades. As American politicians confront the unedifying reality of balancing domestic public opinion against long-term geopolitical implications and an immediate humanitarian crisis, what is the point of America now? Can the American people, and the nation as a whole, come to terms with its various crises and begin to work towards redemption, and renewal? 

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editor and invited experts

David Taylor
Editor & Partner, Tortoise

Alec Ross
American technology policy expert who was Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the duration of her term as Secretary of State

Anne-Marie Slaughter
The first woman to serve as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State under the Obama administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She is professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University