TITLE

The persistence of empire

AUTHOR(S)
BROMWICH, DAVID
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Dissent (00123846);Spring2009, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the political challenges associated with American plans to withdraw from the Iraq War. The difficulty of retaining a nationalist self-image while ending a project with nationalist overtones such as an imperial or humanitarian war is described. The example of British imperialism is used to analyze the unwitting dishonesty and imperial geography that contribute to policy discussion during imperialist conflicts. A proposal to split Iraq into ethnically homogeneous states by Joe Biden and Leslie Gelb is also considered. Examples from the Vietnam War are also considered.
ACCESSION #
36903255

 

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