America's Options in Libya

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Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols
Postdoctoral fellow in U.S. history at the University of Pennsylvania



  • Specializes in the history of the United States' role in the world, with expertise in American intellectual, cultural, political and foreign policy history, international relations, diplomacy, isolationism and internationalism
  • Author of the just published book “Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age” and co-author of  “Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day”
  • Senior Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History


“America's current course of multilateral action in Libya represents a no-win situation for the Obama Administration and for the nation as whole."