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More praise for IQ2 US

America Should be the World's Policeman

From the Panel

  • For: Max Boot

  • Going It Alone Because We Have To
  • Max Boot, Los Angeles Times February 28, 2007
  • Nearly all the major U.S. allies are disarming themselves, which leaves the U.S. acting alone out of necessity.
  • Wilsonian – That’s Us
    Max Boot, Los Angeles Times October 11, 2006
  • Wilson was not the first president to inject idealism and interventionism into our foreign policy.
  • America’s Destiny is to Police the World
    Max Boot, Financial Times February 18, 2003
  • The United States is obligated to police the world because no one else will do the job.

  • For: Michael Mandelbaum

  • David’s Friend Goliath
    Michael Mandelbaum, Foreign Policy January 4, 2006
  • The world’s guilty secret is that it likes the security and stability provided by the United States.

  • For: Douglas Murray

  • Mission Distorted
    Douglas Murray, Guardian October 31, 2006
  • Neoconservatives supported the invasion of Iraq – but if it fails, it will be Iraq that suffers.
  • Against Relativism
    Peter Berkowitz, Weekly Standard April 1, 2007
  • In the face of an increasingly multipolar world, Western leaders must continue to promote both respectfor human rights and also the state’s legitimate monopoly on political violence.
  • Here’s How the World Works
    Damien Thompson, Daily Telegraph September 30, 2006
  • An explanation of Ian Bremmer’s “J curve,” which tracks the fall and rise of nations as they open up to democracy and the markets.

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