Discussion 8

Do you think it is correct to describe the United States as an empire? Discuss with reference to historical events and examples. Should the U.S. play a less aggressive role in the world, more aggressive, or has it been about right? Discuss and explain your thoughts. 

Background Materials

  1. OpenStax American Government, Chapter 17.
  2. J. Rufus Fears, “The Lessons of the Roman Empire for America Today.” (The Heritage Foundation, 2005).
  3. Video: Democracy Now, “How to Hide an Empire”
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