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Hell, It's A Government I Don't Much Like

Virginia Postrel on the American Empire:

A 21st-century representative democracy with a large regulatory bureaucracy and many overseas involvements may be problematic. But it isn’t an “empire” unless that term just means “a government I don’t like.”

There’s more. As always with Virginia’s stuff, just start at the top and keep reading until you’re into reruns.