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photoThe romance of Empire. In the saga on the battle against Iraq and the war on terror, a distinct storyline has started to emerge. Of good and evil. Of Bush the Bold versus Saddam the Bad. Is this a Hollywood epic or the new reality of the 21st century? And is America painting its acts of aggression as the world's salvation?


Thomas de Zengotita, contributing editor, Harper's Magazine and author of "The Romance of Empire and the Politics of Self-Love" in the July issue of Harper's Magazine

This program aired on July 28, 2003.

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