War and Empire

September 14, 2005

 

Is the U.S. imperial or internationalist? A recent raft of books asserts that we are imperial. But if that is true, are we an empire of good intentions… or and empire of reckless might? Argument roils over the degree to which the projection of our military, diplomatic, commercial, and cultural powers constitutes a new kind of empire. Or in the end, are we like the others? These are among the questions were explored.

9/14 The Debate
Victor Davis Hanson v. Arianna Huffington

10/6-7 The Conference
Featuring H.W. Brands, Michael Scheuer, Richard Brookhiser, and others

11/17 The Lessons
Featuring Robert Caro