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Matthew Yglesias to Speak at Nixon Library

Noted blogger and journalist to discuss American foreign policy May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

April 30, Yorba Linda, CA—The choice for the future of U.S. foreign policy is clear, argues Matthew Yglesias, tagged as a “ringleader” of political bloggers by the Wall Street Journal: The United States can return to the liberal internationalism of the Cold War, turn toward isolationism, or become a neoimperialist power.
Yglesias will visit the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a nonpartisan historical institution run by the federal National Archives and Records administration, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. for a free public talk and signing of his new book, Heads in the Sand: How Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up Democrats. An editor at The Atlantic Monthly, Yglesias blogs at His writing has been featured in The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, and The Guardian and he has been profiled in The New York Times and GQ.
            From the book jacket:
“Reading foreign policy tomes is seldom included among life's pleasures, but Yglesias has concocted a startling exception. Heads in the Sand is not just a razor-sharp analysis cum narrative of the politics of national security in general and the Iraq war in particular, it's also an enthralling and often very funny piece of writing. Though he administers strong antidotes to the haplessness of his fellow Democrats and liberals, there's more than a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.”
—Hendrik Hertzberg, Senior Editor, The New Yorker

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