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The American Empire

Many Americans, including WAISers, refuse that to recognize that the US has always been an empire. From the Empire State, "westward the course of empire takes its way". Now it is eastward. Historically, some Americans liked the word "empire", some did not. Now, U.S. News & World Report (1/13/03) features on its cover a large ferocious eagle with the US flag in its beak and the banner headline "THE AMERICAN EMPIRE".

Ronald Hilton - 2/1/03