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The US left and right

Is US foreign policy one of a benevolent empire builder? The answer depends on the historian you talk to.

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The ardently conservative Second New Right created a policy plank and electoral machinery that put Ronald Reagan in the White House in 1980.

IS American foreign policy a saga of the triumph of benevolent construction of empire, or a story of subversion of core US values of democracy, peaceful cooperation and non-interference in the affairs of foreign countries? Or does the narrative involve elements of both?

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