An American Empire?


Thomas Donnelly
* Deputy Executive Director, Project for the New American Century

Joseph Nye
*Dean and Don K. Price Profesor, Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Victor Davis Hanson
*Author of several books most recently, Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power (Doubleday, 2001)
*Professor of Greek, California State University, Fresno

The Unites States has military forces in many countries around the world. And despite promises to cut back on military commitments, President Bush has decided to maintain the U.S. force in countries like the Balkans. Is it time to abandon euphemisms and hail the establishment of the American Empire?



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