American Imperialism?

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Fri Mar 17 2000 - 23:54:51 MST

On Friday, March 17, 2000 2:20 PM Robert Owen wrote:
> Very like "Manifest Destiny" during the expansionist, if not
> imperialist, phase of American history. "Nationalism" can
> degenerate into a perverse form of religious fanaticism.

This makes it sound like that phase is over. America appears to be very
imperialist of late... I gather it depends on how one defines imperialism.
Surely, controlling other nations' internal politics is one indicator. If
so, then in the past ten years, America has interfered in Somalia, Haiti,
Bosnia, and Serbia. It's used military intervention in all four cases
mentioned. This is aside from the various and often routine bombings of
other nations -- Iraq, the Sudan, Afghanistan.

Maybe there's some dividing line I'm missing here.

Daniel Ust

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