With or Against the World?

In this provocative, wide-ranging and well-reasoned book, James Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, analyzes the roots of the deep ambiguity in U.S. foreign policy. The humble and modest view of a constitutionally limited state, Skillen contends, stands in sharp contrast to the grandiose religious vision of a redeemer nation that will bring freedom to the entire world. Although the Bush Doctrine claims that America’s aims are noble, that the United States seeks the good of other peoples with no interest in domination or territorial conquest, the nation’s “anti-imperial imperialism” masks a self-interest that is furthered by unchallenged military power that extends over the globe.


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