Ben Rhodes served as a deputy national security adviser and speechwriter for Barack Obama. He is the author of “After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made.”
The following interview was conducted by FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore on May 3, 2021. It has been edited for clarity and length.
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