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Sensemaker Live: America and the world – beacon of nope?


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Editor: Giles Whittell, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

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For the past four years the message the US has broadcast is that it doesn’t want to lead, doesn’t want free trade, doesn’t trust its allies and doesn’t care who knows it. So what does America still stand for that will define its place in the world for the next four years and beyond?

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EDITOR AND INVITED EXPERTS

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Anne Applebaum
Staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian

Julian Borger
World Affairs Editor (based in Washington), The Guardian

Greg Swenson
Member of Republicans Overseas. In his professional career he brings 25 years of capital markets experience on Wall Street to Brigg Macadam, and he spent over a decade at Lehman Brothers.

Ian Buruma
Author of The Churchill Complex: The Rise and Fall of the Special Relationship which was released in September this year and is described as a “dazzling tour de force of storytelling and analysis of Britain’s relationship with America” which “examines the disillusion and disenchantment that has crept into the post-war order and asks if anything can be saved from the wreckage of Brexit and Trump.