Policing the World ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Walter McDougall

Benjamin Harrison insisted America’s truly dangerous enemies were not Great Powers abroad but a lapse of integrity and purity at home. He believed republicanism would spread in the world by “sympathy and emulation” and feared the harm Americans might do to themselves and to others should they undertake to extend their institutions by force: “We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”

— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/policing-world-walter-mcdougall.html

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