Path to empire

Michael Burger (Roger Williams) and Paul Frymer (Princeton): Property Law and American Empire. From Letras Libres, liberalism is plainly not the only path to empire, but the ideology can lead there, and has. Tom Engelhardt on the imperialist anniversaries you haven't heard about: Before the Iraq War, there was Guantanamo, the AUMF, My Lai and more. Marshall Poe interviews Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, author of American Umpire (and more). Branson Parler reviews Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspectives by Peter Leithart. Francis P. Sempa reviews Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy by Andrew Preston. From The Atlantic Monthly, Robert D. Kaplan writes in defense of Henry Kissinger: He was the 20th century's greatest 19th-century statesman. Is foreign policy any different when it's crafted by veterans? Elizabeth Samet investigates.