herefore, in America imperialism and democracy can be compatible since our democracy was built on the notion of economic freedom and success, which the one of the main motives for the fruition of an imperial spirit.
On Modern American Imperialism
Ian Battelle

how can imperialism and democracy go hand in hand, if the goals of imperialism are furthered by lying to the public, as you set out earlier? How can there be a process of public deliberation and decision-making if the public is lied to?