Obama's Imperial Continuity
Against The Current vol. 146

Ruff, Allen
Date Written:  2010-05-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2010
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13648

Despite the rhetoric of hope and promises of “change we can believe in” that ushered him into the White House, Barack Obama has offered anything but a marked shift in the fundamental course of U.S. foreign policy. The change Obama has brought — to the relief of U.S. and global elites — is away from the George W. Bush-era fantasy that U.S. military firepower and ideological muscle could unilaterally dominate the globe. But his underlying policy goals are very much in continuity not only with Bush but with a century of his predecessors.

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