The marketing of American global primacy began with a 1941 issue of Life magazine, writes Andrew Bacevich. Now, after the reckless squandering of U.S. power, it’s time to focus on the more modest goal of salvaging a unified republic.
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Requiem for the ‘American Century’
As the longest U.S. war winds down in Afghanistan, Andrew Bacevich says vows of “never again” can only be taken seriously when Americans call imperialism by its name.
Going Off-Script in the ‘Historic’ Age of Trump
This year, the Iowa Caucus, the State of the Union address and the National Prayer Breakfast all went haywire, writes Andrew Bacevich. Together, they hint at the vulnerability of other pseudo-events.
An Imperial Death Grip on Democracy
Official Washington controlled by a lethal mix of politics, ideology, media and money has an imperial death grip on what’s left of the American democratic republic, a hold so suffocating that it’s hard to envision any move to escape. But some…