America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power? by James A Garrison

By James A Garrison

The USA has develop into not just the most powerful country on this planet however the most powerful country within the heritage of the realm. americans have to comprehend either why this has occurred and what their duties are because the world's dominant strength. during this well timed and telling ebook, Jim Garrison, president of the San Francisco-based kingdom of the realm discussion board, argues that the preoccupation with army growth is a deadly mistake, bringing up either FDR and Harry Truman as versions for combining army strength with establishment construction. a part of the booklet is dedicated to the Roman empire as one other vital version, with cautionary classes approximately incorporating equity and recognize for different cultures into the governing approach. Rome's empire persisted for 1,000 years; America's may possibly finish some distance quicker, says Garrison, until it unearths the way to stability may well with correct. This booklet offers a blueprint for that stability.

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This includes covert operations implemented by special forces operatives in over 170 nations worldwide, with an average of nine "quiet professionals," as the army calls them, on each mission. S. policies are implemented either legally or extralegally. Thousands of operations are conducted each year. S. military and intelligence personnel have burrowed deeply into foreign intelligence agencies, military forces, and police units around the world. S. National Security Agency and other agencies monitor all phone calls and much electronic communication to and from the United States.

Rischard makes a point very similar to Kissingers. N. conferences, the G8, and the G77; and an array of over forty international institutions ranging from the World Bank to the World Trade Organization. But none of the attempts on the part of the nation-states to solve these problems is working effectively. Every single one of the twenty global problems identified by Rischard have become chronic, and many have become acute. The common characteristic of all the treaties, conferences, and institutions convened or established by governments to solve these problems is that they are limited exclusively to representatives of nation-states.

American culture has in fact become as extensive as and often synonymous with globalization itself, with American products, icons, images, and fads permeating every country open to free market economics. Traditional societies and non-Western cultures resist but in the end are over- 28 A M E R I C A AS E M P I R E whelmed by brand Americana, largely because products American are embraced by the young. American culture sets the pace for the emerging global culture. Finally, each year the United States allows far more legal immigration than any other nation in the world, drawing to itself now, as it has for more than two centuries, the intellectual and creative talent of the human race restless for freedom and economic opportunity.

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