The U.S. As an Empire, Revisited


Don Gonyea
*NPR's White House Correspondent

Tom Donnelly
*Senior Fellow, Project for the New American Century

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

Victor Davis Hanson
*Author of several books — most recently An Autumn of War: What America Learned from September 11 and the War on Terrorism (Anchor Books, 2002) and Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power (Doubleday August, 2001)
*Professor of Classics, California State University, Fresno

On Sept. 10, 2001, Talk of the Nation hosted a discussion that asked these questions. Is the United States the reigning modern empire? And if the answer is yes, should it be? Many ideas discussed that day were challenged in the harshest way imaginable less than 24 hours later. We've invited back the same guests to re-examine the idea of the United States as an empire in light of the events of the last year. Join Neal Conan for Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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