Josh Marshall: Power Rangers. In Marshall’s words, a “review essay on the new literature of empire”. Fascinating read.
Two choice quotes:
“The empire-makers of 2002 weakened America’s covert empire because, at a critical level, they didn’t understand how it worked.”
“Rising disapproval from abroad doesn’t lead Frum and Perle to question their policies. It just confirms them in the belief that America has even more enemies than it realized.”