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A 'Psychic Thrill' for US Empire

May 17, 2009

The United States began as a Republic seeking to avoid foreign entangling alliances, but the nation has been tempted over the past two centuries into becoming an Empire.

Bruce Fein, who worked in Ronald Reagan’s adminstration, says the momentum toward Empire has accelerated over the past few decades as the United States established more and more overseas military bases and Americans were sold on the quixotic notion that they could shield themselves from risk.

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“We get a psychic thrill about dominating people and thinking that we shouldn’t have to tolerate risk anywhere,”Fein said in arguing that the United States has overinvested in military power at the expense of American freedoms and the survival of the Republic.

"Part of being a Republic is to accept some risk," he said is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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