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Richard Haass: "Foreign Policy Begins At Home: The Case For Putting America's House In Order"

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations says the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. He says that only by getting our own house in order -- fixing our crumbling infrastructure, second-class schools and outdated immigration system -- will we be able to lead a world that will otherwise be overwhelmed by global challenges, regional conflicts and failed states. Diane and her guest discuss why he believes foreign policy begins at home.

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Excerpt from "Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order" by Richard Haass. Copyright 2013. Reprinted here by permission of Basic Books. All rights reserved.

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