When people believe that you can't be imperial and democratic at the same time. Some imperialists believed the US could influence the world without directly governing it. Other imperilaists were afraid that these far away lands were going to become states.
"Thus, when he makes the reasonable point that one could respond to the attacks of September 11 "as a New Yorker, as a human being, as a secularist or as an anti-imperialist"--that is, one didn't have to respond as an American, perish the thought--he overlooks the many passages in my title essay where I do respond precisely as a New Yorker, a human being and, in fact, as an anti-imperialist, as well as an American." WHO SAID THIS????
“Quotes from Mao, Castro, and Che Guevara - are as germane to our highly technological, computerized society as a stagecoach on a jet runway at Kennedy airport”