There are probably few Americans who do not think they live in the best nation on earth. This brings with it, as Admiral Burke suggests, a sense of responsibility as well as pride that does much to account for how Americans engage the world.The “if it is true” part of Burke’s reflections on American power, forces us to think how actions flow from identity. What Burke says would not be possible without having internalized bonds of mutual affection that are a part of nationality. He expresses a theory about world order and America’s place in it because of the way he came to emotively understand the United States as an actor in world history.This is culture at work.
KeywordsForeign Policy Nuclear Weapon Nuclear Force Good Nation Free World
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