Dec 2, 2022 • 33M

Chris Coyne: It takes Illiberal people to run a US-led Liberal World Order

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Kelley Vlahos
Daniel Larison
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Ever wonder what it takes to build an American empire? George Mason University professor and Chris Coyne, who just released his new Monsters to Destroy: The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace, talks to Kelley and Dan about the building blocks of the so-called US liberal world order, which he argues is powered by a leviathan of good soldiers — autocratic, authoritarian, conformist stewards of imperialism and American primacy — the very opposite of the 'liberal' face they want the world, and fellow Americans, to see. In the first segment, our hosts talk about Israel's constant push for a US war with Iran and calls for a multinational peacekeeping force in Haiti.

More from Chris Coyne:

Manufacturing Militarism: U.S. Government Propaganda in the War on Terror, with Abigail Hall, 2021

Reagan Was Right: Big Government Corrupts the Military Too -- The National Interest, 9/9/2022

Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism, with Abigail Hall, 2018