Donald Trump’s presidency has brought into stark relief questions about America’s role and standing in the world. Author Suzy Hansen has spent a decade investigating America’s complicated relationship with the Islamic world.
She unspools some of the delusions and denials that undergird America’s troubling foreign policy, and asks how it’s possible to be a progressive at home and in the world in her new book, Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. TCF talks to Suzy Hansen in Istanbul.
Suzy Hansen is contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and has written for many other publications. In 2007, she was awarded a fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs to do research in Turkey. She currently lives in Istanbul. Notes on a Foreign Country is her first book.
Thanassis Cambanis is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation.