Exporting the American model

Mother Jones
by Chalmers Johnson

05/02/06

There is something absurd and inherently false about one country trying to impose its system of government or its economic institutions on another. Such an enterprise amounts to a dictionary definition of imperialism. When what's at issue is 'democracy,' you have the fallacy of using the end to justify the means (making war on those to be democratized), and in the process the leaders of the missionary country are invariably infected with the sins of hubris, racism, and arrogance. We Americans have long been guilty of these crimes...

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Exporting the American Model

"There is something absurd and inherently false about one country trying to impose its system of government or its economic institutions on another," writes Chalmers Johnson. "Such an enterprise amounts to a dictionary definition of imperialism."

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