RUNNING AN EMPIRE
Gideon Rose believes there’s more to intervention than fighting wars and that we’re not doing a very good job of administering what he terms our “de facto empire.” While I reject his characterization of our paternalism as “empire,” he has some good points. Many of us resisted peacekeeping and nation building in the 1990s. However, like it or not, that mission will be one in which we’re increasingly engaged. We might as well get good at it.