Foreign Policy

Bill Kristol and Scott Horton Debate U.S. Interventionism at the Soho Forum

A leading proponent of the invasion of Iraq vs. the editorial director of


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On October 4, 2021, Bill Kristol, an editor at large of The Bulwark, went up against Scott Horton of the Libertarian Institute in an Oxford-style debate on U.S. foreign policy at Symphony Space in New York City.

Kristol was a leading proponent of the invasion of Iraq, the founding editor of The Weekly Standard, a foreign policy adviser to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, and chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle.

Scott Horton is the author of Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism and Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. He's the editorial director of and the host of Antiwar Radio and the Scott Horton Show.

The debate was hosted by The Soho Forum, with Director Gene Epstein moderating.

Narrated by Nick Gillespie; production by Four Corners Media; intro edited by John Osterhoudt

Photos: Brett Raney; Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons