NR Live Stream Replay: Freedom, Security & America’s Role in the World

Watch the replay of Freedom, Security, and America’s Role in the World, a foreign-policy debate presented by National Review and hosted by the Charles Koch Institute. The debate, held September 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C., featured Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), former State Department official Peter Van Buren, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman, George Mason professor Chris Coyne, and Fox News analyst K. T. McFarland, with panel-moderation chores performed by NR editor Rich Lowry.

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