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#WorldCupSyllabus

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On July 9, 2018
I have been unusually transfixed by this year’s World Cup, where histories of European identity and empire are so clearly on display. [updated 15 July] We’re headed into the last week, and the final four teams are all European–all NATO members, actually, and even all EU members (though England may not be for long). France, […]
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Oh, Chucky K…

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On October 11, 2009
Chucky K has vomited forth a mass over at the Weekly Standard that some people apparently find impressive. The key observation is that American decline is optional, not inevitable. There’s certainly something to this; there are different ways to manage the steadily declining economic profile of the United States on the world stage, and the […]

Unipolarity or Bust

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On January 8, 2009

Via Yglesias, Justin Logan asks an interesting question: Realists talk a lot about structure in the international political context: various structures of the balance of power push states in one direc

Empire Forever

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On July 21, 2008

Shorter Derb: All of your country are belong to us now. Verbatim Derb: We should tell Maliki, loudly and in public, that he owes his job to us, and that further prosecution of our military operations

Failed Imperialists

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On July 16, 2008
Atrios makes a point: From the perspective of US as imperial power the “‘single-minded’ focus on Iraq” has also been an utter disaster. For those who think that one way or another the US should be throwing its weight around everywhere (by invading random countries, by various forms of economic imperialism, or by controlling and […]
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