After reading the cover story on Michael Ignatieff’s support for the war in Iraq (“Smart guy, eh?” June 23), I feel that the most crucial questions were left unasked. In espousing an “Empire Lite” view of American global influence, Ignatieff does not address the broader question of whether the U.S., as the world’s only superpower, can act in a manner that takes into account anything but its own self-interest.
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