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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|Other Independent Review articles by Christopher J. Coyne|
|Fall 2016||Introduction: Symposium on Foreign Intervention|
|Fall 2016||Empire State of Mind: The Illiberal Foundations of Liberal Hegemony|
|Summer 2016||The War on Drugs in Afghanistan: Another Failed Experiment in Interdiction|
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