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McCain’s Anti-Trump Broadside a Half-Baked Brief For Empire | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. Fox on October 21, 2017

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/mccains-anti-trump-broadside-a-half-baked-brief-for-empire/?mc_cid=8df3b1ff39&mc_eid=136a65c873

 Those who aren’t of the same persuasion as McCain, the Wall Street Journaleditorial page, and Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard might be puzzled as to how the senator can get away with attacking American nationalism while at the same time calling for an American imperial mission. Exhorting one’s country to advance its ideals and leadership across the globe, even against the wishes of those who don’t want this guidance, sounds very much like vintage Western imperialism. French and British imperialists in the late nineteenth century were always justifying their imperial rule as a transmission belt for bringing their higher morality to unenlightened peoples and races.

We aren’t supposed to think about it, that is the key to everything Washington.

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