Hypocrisy Empire (I)
Back to Roots: American Democracy and Slavery
There have been many pretenders to world domination. They have all aspired to hegemony and claimed to have a unique mission to accomplish but each of them had special traits. What is the main specific feature of the American Empire to distinguish it from other empires in history? I believe it’s unparalleled hypocrisy penetrating the life in America and the country’s foreign policy.
The hypocrisy intrinsic to American policy is especially apparent in the use of soft or smart power. Joseph Nye, former Deputy to the Undersecretary of State for Security Assistance, Science, and Technology and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, coined the term... Then he concluded that soft power alone was not enough so he came up with combination of hard and soft power... But soft power or hard power, American politicians always want the same thing – to establish their superiority at the lowest possible price...