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Imperial America: The Bush Assault on the World Order (Cato Institute Book Forum)

The Cato Institute invites you to a Book Forum

Imperial America: The Bush Assault on the World Order
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)

featuring the author

John Newhouse
Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Information

with comments by

Christopher Preble
Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Anatol Lieven
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

John Newhouse, who covered foreign policy for The New Yorker and served in two different administrations, argues that the Bush administration squandered a unique opportunity in the aftermath of 9/11, when a headline in Le Monde proclaimed, "We are all Americans." Newhouse describes the ways in which America's relationship with much of the world went wrong after the events of September 11, the moment when most nations were ready to accept U.S. leadership in a war against terrorism. He contends that the imperial path exemplified by the Iraq war being charted by the Bush administration will make the United States more vulnerable. Is America becoming an empire? And will empire make us safer?

Thursday, November 13, 2003
11:00 a.m.
(Luncheon to follow)
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