Compared with the grasping old imperialism of the past, America's ‘liberal imperialism’ pursues far different, and more ambitious, goals. It aims to instill democracy in lands that have known tyranny, in the hope that doing so will short-circuit terrorism, military aggression, and weapons proliferation.
Skip Nav Destination
Research Article| November 01 2003
Neither New nor Nefarious: The Liberal Empire Strikes Back
Current History (2003) 102 (667): 361–366.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Max Boot; Neither New nor Nefarious: The Liberal Empire Strikes Back. Current History 1 November 2003; 102 (667): 361–366. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.667.361
Download citation file: