Book Forum

Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition

(Oxford University Press, 2017)

April 16, 2018 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Featuring the author David C. Hendrickson, Professor of Political Science, Colorado College; with comments by Michael Mandelbaum, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

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In his new book, Republic in Peril, David C. Hendrickson advances a critique of American policy since the end of the Cold War. America’s outsized military spending and global commitments, he argues, undermine rather than uphold international order. They raise rather than reduce the danger of war, imperiling both American security and domestic liberty. An alternative path lies in a new internationalism in tune with the United Nations Charter and the philosophy of republican liberty embraced by America’s Founders. Please join us for a lively discussion.