Indispensable America?

A political journalist is set to speak about “The Hazards of Global Ambition” at the College of St. Scholastica on Jan. 30.

Robert Merry, editor of “The National Interest,” will give the talk as part of a series called “Is America Still ‘Indispensible’?” sponsored by the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice. The series examines America as the “indispensable nation” on the world stage as proclaimed by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Merry has spent about three decades in Washington, D.C. as a reporter and editor for various publications, including Congressional Quarterly and the Wall Street Journal. He also has written several books, the most recent of which is “Where They Stand,” a look at U.S. presidents as seen by voters and historians.

For more information on this free event, go to or call (218) 723-7000.