Why America is really so concerned about the push for democracy in the Middle East.
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Richard William Posner
A Brief Refresher Course
America is the spawn of empire building and from the start has itself engaged heavily in that activity. In nearly all cases it has shown a preference for bribery, coercion, intimidation and force over diplomacy and cooperation.
As a nation founded on invasion, occupation and genocide, America has maintained its empire by those means to this day.
Although Spain began the slaughter with the voyages of Columbus, the British colonies that became the United States continued it with a vengeance.