#180 – Jeremi Suri: History of American Power

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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(14:33) – Power of charisma
(20:24) – US presidency
(31:10) – Aliens
(36:17) – Bill Clinton
(39:07) – Students of history
(43:58) – George Washington
(46:44) – Putin
(53:27) – FDR
(1:08:39) – Henry Kissinger
(1:18:32) – Realpolitik
(1:30:22) – What is a just war?
(1:36:27) – Cold war
(1:40:44) – Communism in the United States
(1:50:42) – Vaccines and the future of the human species
(1:55:57) – Book recommendations
(1:57:31) – Learning another language
(2:01:58) – Advice for young people
(2:08:10) – Grandmother
(2:11:03) – Meaning of life