Although some writers have argued that imperialism can supply a public good, such as the enforcement of a secure property-rights regime, few have examined systematically the many public bads that tend to accompany this sort of foreign interventionism. A comprehensive list of the potential social harms associated with empire, nation building, and the like is long overdue.
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