Touring the American empire of bases with the Marines
Source TitleAsia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
PublisherThe Asia-Pacific Journal
University of Melbourne Author/sTanter, Richard
AffiliationSchool of Social and Political Sciences
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsTanter, R. (2018). Touring the American empire of bases with the Marines. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 16 (22), pp.1-8
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access URLPublished version
In the decade after the end of the Cold War, triumphalist U.S. public intellectuals, liberal and conservative alike, were trying on the mantle of ‘empire’ for size. For many at the time, while ‘US imperialism’ denoted kneejerk leftism, ‘the American empire’ might just be an appropriate acknowledgement of achievement on a global scale, an accolade about reality rather than a matter of opprobrium.
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