An American "Empire"?

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    The “Empire” Strikes Back
    By Jonah Goldberg, National Review
    November 28, 2007

    The empire charge has long been a staple of the political extremes. It’s even bubbled up in the presidential race. Lefty Rep. Dennis Kucinich insists that we must abandon “the ambitions of empire.” Hyper-libertarian Rep. Ron Paul says we could afford health care if we weren’t running a “world empire.”

    In recent years, however, there’s been an attempt to rehabilitate the e-word. Historian Niall Ferguson deserves primary credit for the mainstreaming of the empire debate with his 2004 book Colossus. He faced the empire charge head-on, saying, in effect, “Yeah, so what’s your point?” The world needs a stabilizing watchman to keep the bad guys in check and to promote trade, he argued, and America is the best candidate for the job.

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    thanks for your directness and honesty.

    Yes, republican neocons and their supporters believe in creating an american empire. A global hegemony, in effect.

    Which is exactly how and why we will continue being attacked by people who aren't into the idea of american imperialism.
     

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