American Umpire by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

By Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Commentators name the USA an empire: sometimes a benign empire, occasionally an empire in denial, frequently a damaging empire. In American Umpire Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman asserts in its place that the United States has played the position of umpire on the grounds that 1776, compelling adherence to ideas that gently earned wide approval, and violating them as well.

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