"A self-governing people would also be capable of governing their own passions according to some kind of determination. Barack Obama’s exit from Iraq was as popular as his re-entry. America is against war in Iraq and then for it with the same noncommittal ‘Um, okay.’ The nation was founded by a people who made vows, who would ‘pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.’ Now its wars are are on and off like a proposed takeout order: ‘Chinese or pizza? I mean, whatever you want.’"
Challenging the empire