July 20, 2006


OJ is moderating a panel at 11:30 Eastern this morning at the Heritage Foundation. To watch, go to http://www.heritage.org/Press/Events/index.cfm, and click on Watch Live under the Redefining Sovereignty event. The panelists are Paul Driessen, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Jeremy Rabkin.

Update (7/20/2006, 2:00PM): You can view the archived talk or listen to the MP3 here: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Events/ev072006a.cfm

Posted by Stephen Judd at July 20, 2006 11:30 AM

Thanks for the tip.

Perhaps OJ can pull Ramesh aside and ask him what the heck has gotten into the NRO crowd.

Posted by: AWW at July 20, 2006 7:54 AM

Are any of the bros going to attend?

Posted by: erp at July 20, 2006 10:43 AM

I thought about it, but the state-border violation rule kicked in and I decided to watch it remotely!

Posted by: The Other Brother at July 20, 2006 10:51 AM

Look at him in his little tie! "First day at Bible college" I bet he's thinking about the posts he could be deleting.
I'll send a Star Trek novel to the first person who can name the last time Orrin wore a tie.

Posted by: Bryan at July 20, 2006 11:51 AM

Wouldn't full disclosure entail stating the familial connection?

Posted by: Matt Cohen at July 20, 2006 12:59 PM

I only caught the last 45 minutes but great job.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at July 20, 2006 1:12 PM

Here is the question I submitted:

Donít China and, to a somewhat lesser extent, Russia act at the UN as if they believed in the strong theory of sovereignty in which anything a sovereign does within its own territory is their own business and not subject to international interference?

And if that is the position of two permanent members of the Security Council, then isnít it the de facto position of the UN? And how does the international system work if the primary international institution takes, as its de facto position, a theory of sovereignty that Professor Rabkin says that no serious person can take?

Posted by: David Cohen at July 20, 2006 1:12 PM

Unfortunately, I think Rabkin completely missed the thrust of your question.

Posted by: Timothy at July 20, 2006 1:16 PM

Shoot. I missed it live. Anybody know if they going to offer an archived version for download/playback?

Posted by: John Resnick at July 20, 2006 1:23 PM

Orrin, you were composed and well-spoken. I would rather have listened to you than everyone else.
Bryan, I don't want the Star Trek novel, but I know for a fact that he wore a tie on March 27, 2005!

Posted by: Dorothy Judd at July 20, 2006 1:38 PM

oops. Guess I was just being impatient above. The archive files [download] or [streaming] are up @ the Heritage Foundation site.

Posted by: John Resnick at July 20, 2006 2:02 PM

I was there and can report that OJ was large and in charge. I even got to meet him briefly.

His book proved an excellent framework for organizing the discussion.

Posted by: JAB at July 20, 2006 2:11 PM

Just listened to the archived discussion! Excellent job OJ and panel.

OJ, I like the title "writer in residence" for you, but wouldn't the title, "writer from residence" be more accurate? Just kidding.

Posted by: Dave W at July 20, 2006 2:34 PM

> I was there and can report that OJ was large and in charge. I even got to meet him briefly.

Certainly large. :-) Especially sitting next to Ramesh.

Great job, Orrin!

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at July 20, 2006 2:59 PM

I just finished watching and it was great. Orrin looked quite handsome and self-confident. Who wudda thunk just a few years ago that I could sit here on my screened-in porch*, ocean breezes wafting by and watching on my little laptop smaller than an open book an erudite discussion and then having the opportunity to add my two-cents worth to the discussion on this blog.

The prof. was a little theatrical, but then he might have to be to wake up his students. I highly approve of his statements about the Balkans, one of issues with which I disagree with oj.

*aka my bunker

Posted by: erp at July 20, 2006 3:43 PM

Thanks all for your kind words and for watching/listening. It was a blast.

Posted by: oj at July 20, 2006 11:53 PM

O.J. Was at the Hard ROck Cafe in Niagara Falls, for 4 dinners over the course of 1 week, just 3 weeks ago.

Posted by: NIgel at October 14, 2006 8:07 PM