An odd kind of empire

We somehow missed James Woolsey’s essay on the contribution of Judaism to the rule of law when it appeared in Friday’s Jerusalem Post on the occasion of the Jewish New Year. It is a moving declaration of solidarity and respect: “We are all Jews.”
Responding to the notion that the United States today is an imperial power, Woolsey points to our distinctly unimperial presidents. Woolsey writes: “People (and smaller nations wherein an empire maintains troops) obey emperors, if they know what

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