On Modern American Imperialism
Ian Battelle
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I don’t believe democracy and imperialism are compatible, since the US government has lied on a constant basis to its own people to convince them of the necessity of intervention (as you mentioned) and a lack of awareness of the true reasons for intervention make a popular deliberation process impossible. Furthermore the US has used the concept of the “war on terror” to erode democracy, for instance by conceiving and renewing the Patriot Act etc. Do you believe that perhaps the US chooses to allow for terrorist threat to survive, since such a threat fits the imperialist agenda? Please have a look at my article on this topic: http://bit.ly/1Mjpbcw

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