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He contends that American expansionism today is without historical precedent, because the U.S. wields enormous power “without direct territorial absorption or even protectorate-like control.” A thorough, opinionated account of American diplomatic and military history, but not for the casual reader.| Read Full Review of Habits of Empire
The biggest part of Empire II was Alaska, which became American for much the same reason that Louisiana had about 60 years earlier: a European empire wanted to be rid of it and didn’t want Britain to get it.Jun 26 2008 | Read Full Review of Habits of Empire
After 2001 and the start of the “war on terror, ” it became both defensive and assertive.
Acclaimed historian Walter Nugent shows how the United States, asserting republican virtue but employing imperial force, has long lived with the contradiction inherent in Jefferson’s famous phrase “em...
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