No Surrender

Derbyshire, John
October 2001
National Review;10/1/2001, Vol. 53 Issue 19, p16
This article offers observations on the response of the U.S. to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The revival of the old republic or empire debate can safely be predicted in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. To a lot of Americans raised in the rest of the world, having the U.S. as a remote, self-absorbed champion of theoretical liberty is all very well; but Americans rather like the interventionist thing, too. There are also strong practical reasons to favor American interventionism. Great Britain also did practice empire, very successfully, but eventually decided that the trouble and expense were too great, and gave up on it. From World War I onwards, Britain has been, in essence, a U.S. protectorate.


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