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Robert W. Merry

Robert Merry is the editor of The National Interest. He has been a Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and the executive editor of the Congressional Quarterly. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The National Review, The American Spectator, and The National Interest. He has appeared in Meet the Press, Face the Nation, Newsmakers, and many other programs. He lives in McLean, Virginia.
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Robert W. Merry
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It all comes down to honor.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Julius Caesar. I would probe him on what he actually felt about the Roman Republic, which he overthrew.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Andrew Jackson.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am at this moment: Big Sky, Montana.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My tendency to avoid answering such questions.

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