Perhaps No Criticism Worth Making is Easy?

Dan Drezner has a short post noting the laziness that characterizes some criticism of the United States on grounds of imperialism.  He devotes understandably few lines to refutation of the lazy Leninist bullshit so common among leftists:

…arguments that the United States uses its military power to advance its economic interests don’t hold up well at all — unless one wants to posit that U.S. elites are really an executive committee of the Chinese Communist Party’s economic bourgeoisie.

Drezner spends a bit more time scrutinizing the not-quite-opposite argument that “Washington is neglecting economic diplomacy because U.S. foreign policy has become too militarized.”  It’s tough to excerpt from this segment so I’ll direct you to the original.

I might sometimes be guilty of negligence  when making the latter argument.

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