Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

Author
Barak Mendelsohn
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
126
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2011
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
It is always a surprising revelation for political scientists when historians show them that what they view as new is often only a link in a long chain of historical developments. Putting current events and thoughts in historical context is therefore very humbling and sobering, facilitating a much more nuanced political analysis and debate. If only the partisans and sensationalists would agree to listen. The conclusion from Richard Immerman's Empire for Liberty is that they should.