Thursday, December 29, 2005

America and Empire 

This is a surprisingly insightful and non-political article from the Guardian on Empire in history and the current foreign policies of the US.

And this blogpost points out, correctly I think, that the US ever since manifest destiny took hold and we conquered from sea to shining sea, has been an Empire.  As the article points out, no one in the US really wants to admit this, but it’s true—at the very least, discounting the system of worldwide military bases and client states America has built up in the last century, the US is a great example of a land empire.

I must respectfully reject your analysis of the USA being an empire. The word empire suggests rule over whatever land is taken. The USA does not implement rule over another nation. That would be contrary to the the notion of limited government anyway.
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