It is Time to Cast Aside Dreams of Empire and their Peddlers

USS Maine By National Museum of the U.S. Navy — Lot-3370–7, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70765409

The United States has had two fantasies that are hard to kill. The first is manifest destiny. The second is its feverish twin: Empire. They both have gotten us into trouble since 1898 and the Spanish-American war.

This led to things like the Great White Fleet, and many interventions in Central America. These, Americans in the homeland could care less. But if…

--

--

--

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Historical tropes singling out Islam are not new but must not be mainstreamed

What Does Win-Win Look Like in US-North Korea Relations?

Thank Mr. Trump Your Example of Leadership has Blessed my Life

The Implications of Teaching The Sunshine Laws In Our Schools

The Troubling Issue Of Masterpiece Cakes

The GOP Doesn’t Really Want To Simplify The Corporate Tax Code

From Pro-Life to Pro-Death

COVID mask with anti-mask message

A Fireside Chat

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nadin Brzezinski

Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.

More from Medium

Cave of Andros

The Humiliation of Novak Djokovic Sends a Powerful Message To The Anti-Vaxxers

The Kievan Rus’: Ancestor of Ukraine and Russia