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ONE REASON it’s so safe to be American is that we have no enemies nearby. To our east and west are nothing more dangerous than fish. Canada, to our north, has been a reliable friend — some would say our better half — since we gave up the idea of conquering it more than a […]
How the century-old debate over “American Empire” still resonates
Stephen Kinzer: America’s Empire State of Mind
Reviews, interviews and articles pertaining to Stephen Kinzer’s latest book, “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire”
AMERICANS WHO warned that Donald Trump would be a recklessly destabilizing president have reason to feel vindicated. Trump’s scorn for foreign alliances and diplomacy reflects his scatterbrained approach to governing, while his divisive rhetoric has measurably coarsened our national conversation. Lamenting this as a bizarre aberration, however, would be a mistake. Trump’s ascendancy reflects who we […]