Bill Keller, op-ed columnist and former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks with Prof. Peter Beinart, senior political writer for the Daily Beast who teaches Political Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Peter Beinart is associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal, a senior columnist at Haaretz, a CNN Political Commentator, and a senior fellow at The New America Foundation.
Bill Keller, former executive editor of of the New York Times, is now editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. The Marshall Project is a non-profit, non-partisan news organization focused on crime and punishment in the United States. Bill joined the venture in 2014 after 30 years at The New York Times as a correspondent, editor and, most recently, as an op-ed columnist.
Former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller discusses the perceived threat of Iran. He suggests that one of the main sources of alarm comes from the Republican debates, which he argues "are not enlightening, and not the place for any nuance or ambiguity."
Former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller discusses the role emotion plays in Israel’s desire to attack Iran. He describes all the logical arguments to dissuade attacking Iran, but admits that emotional reactions are "almost unreachable by those sorts of arguments."