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American Empire

The Donald Is Now America First’s Own Assassin

By the twisted logic of Imperial Washington you could say the Iranians were asking for it. After all, they had the nerve to locate their country right in the middle of 35 U.S. military bases! Then again, your saner angels may ask: What…

America’s Problem of Empire

The ruthless, winner-take-all nature of American politics today show that the common desire of the country is not so much to be left alone, but to impose its will on others. America is an empire and President Donald Trump is an emperor, at…

Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith

Becket: It is not for me to win you round. I have only to say no to you. King: But you must be logical, Becket! Becket: No. That isn’t necessary, my liege. We must only do—absurdly—what we have been given to do—fight to the end.—From the…

The Coming Bankruptcy of the American Empire

Herbert Stein was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and is the father of the more well known Ben Stein. In 1976, he propounded what he called “Stein’s Law”: if something cannot go on…