From Empire to Market State

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The source of American power lies in the wars of the 19th and 20th century. Have those wars, and their outcomes, positioned America as the premier global superpower, or propelled the US into a future where the "market-state," and not democratic ideals, reign supreme?

Can the U.S., now commonly accepted as an informal cultural and economic empire, grapple with a future where its foes are rogue "market-states" with no conventional national borders?

This hour, the current face of American Empire and its future in a rapidly changing world order.


Philip Chase Bobbitt, author of "The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History," Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Texas, Austin, and former Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Counsel

Max Boot, Wall Street Journal editorial features editor and author of "The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power"

This program aired on June 19, 2002.


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