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Wed October 16, 2013
British historian says America is becoming a laughingstock
Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts is harshly critical of his country's increasingly isolationist foreign policy - and says America is becoming a laughingstock internationally because of its political paralysis.
Roberts was in Missoula this week to lecture at the University of Montana. He's written several critically acclaimed books about World War Two, and is a frequent political commentator in print and on television.
In this feature interview, Roberts talks with News Director Sally Mauk about foreign policy - and why he thinks Great Britain should have supported the U.S. threat to attack Syria over its use of chemical weapons.