The Corner

Not An Empire

Also, the negotiations with Turkey offer another important lesson: We’re not an empire. Empires do not negotiate to use their own bases and they do not take no for an answer. We did the former and were willing to do the latter. Every week I go on TV or on radio and have some lefty — and a few righties — drone on at me about America’s “imperial designs.” Maybe we need a new word for what America is , but it’s not an empire.

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