Privilege: White, American, or Imperial?

To the extent that “white privilege” continues to exist in the US, is it the highest form of privilege? How might a focus on domestic race relations misdirect us from an examination of US society in its proper geopolitical context? Related to the last question: is this introverted, America-centric focus itself a sign of “American privilege”? In practice today the tendency… Read More Privilege: White, American, or Imperial?

The New Imperialism: Max Boot, Niall Ferguson, Michael Ignatieff

(A listing of some popular quotes, from proponents of the new imperialism, that one increasingly finds quoted across a variety of publications.) A Debate over US ‘Empire’ Builds in Unexpected Circles By Dan Morgan Washington Post, August 10, 2003 William Kristol, a neoconservative editor of the Weekly Standard magazine: “If people want to say we’re… Read More The New Imperialism: Max Boot, Niall Ferguson, Michael Ignatieff