Regular readers will remember that several times over the last couple months I’ve mentioned that I was working on a review essay on the new literature of empire: the history of yesterday’s empires, how we see them today, whether contemporary America is a neo-imperial power, whether that’s a good or a bad thing. As you might expect, the essay turns heavily on the changes that have taken place in American foreign policy over the last three years.
I’m glad to say that it’s finally out. Or at least it will be out tomorrow in the new issue of The New Yorker.
You can read it online here at their website.