Bushs imperial historian [tnr.com]
bush’s white supremacist adviser on Iraq

“Roberts advises Bush to embrace the idea of the United States as a civilizing empire ruling the world: the white man’s burden in the White House. Pigmentation–the old basis for dominance–is now discredited, so he has politely switched to linguistics.”

This is a recurring theme in Roberts’s
work, with obvious appeal to Bush: that nationalist sentiments can be
successfully crushed with massive violence.

David Cowles

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