Lt. General Odom lectures on how the American Empire was shaped and how the nation will lose it. He focuses on quality of leadership, economic growth, and diplomatic relationships with like-minded contries throughout the world.
Alan Blinder talks about his most recent book with the tag line: "Politicians use lampposts the same way that drunks do, for support and not illumination."; Further reading: Blinder, A. Advice and Dissent : Why Policy Suffers When Economists and Politicians Collide. (Basic Books: 2008)