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135 NOTES Prologue 1. Agnes Savill, Alexander the Great and HisTime (NewYork: Barnes & Noble, 1993), 133. 2.  Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, trans. George Bull (London: Penguin, 2003), 18. 3.  David Owen,“Hubris:The New IraqWar Syndrome,”Observer,October 29,2006. 4.  The first was when GeorgeW. Bush was inaugurated in January 2001. 5.  See “Obama’sWorld: HowWill a 21st-Century President Fare in a 19th-Century World?” Economist, November 6, 2008, .cfm?story_id=12551938. 6.  Project for the New American Century,“Statement of Principles,” June 3, 1997, 7.  Ramzy Baroud, “Europe’s Identity Crisis: A Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment throughout Europe,” Global Research, December 24, 2009, 8.  See,for example,“Obama spells out plans for change,”ElectionCenter2008,CNN, index.html. 9.  Obama for America,“President Obama’s Stance on Israel: Myths vs. Facts,” 2012,, accessed December 9, 2012. 10.  See Abraham Lincoln, “First Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln,” March 4, 1861,Avalon Project,Yale Law School, lincoln1.asp, accessed December 9, 2012. Imperial Designs_13448.indd 135 3/12/13 2:44 PM 136   NOTES 11.  John F. Kennedy, “Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy,” January 20, 1961, Avalon Project, Yale Law School, /kennedy.asp, accessed December 9, 2012. 12.  Barack Obama, “Inaugural Address of Barack Obama,” January 20, 2009, Avalon Project,Yale Law School,2009, 13.  “Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776,” Avalon Project, Yale Law School,, accessed December 4, 2012. 14.  For the text of the Bill of Rights, see The Charters of Freedom, National Archives and Records Administration, bill_of_rights.html, accessed December 4, 2012. 15.  Peter Finn andAnne E.Kornblut,“Guantanamo Bay:Why Obama Hasn’t Fulfilled His Promise to Close the Facility,” Washington Post,April 24, 2011. 16.  Barack Obama,“Remarks by President Obama to theTurkish Parliament,” Office of the Press Secretary,White House,April 6, 2009, the-press-office/remarks-president-obama-turkish-parliament. 17.  “Barack Obama Backs Turkey over EU Membership,” Daily Telegraph, April 6, 2009. 18.  “Obama Pledges New US Engagement,” BBC News,April 7, 2009. 19. Nobel Foundation, “The Nobel Peace Prize 2009” Announcement, October 9, 2009, /announcement.html. 20. “Obama Promotes Nuclear-FreeWorld,” BBC News,April 5, 2009. 21. Barack Obama,“Remarks by President Obama in Prague, Czech Republic,” Office of the Press Secretary,White House, April 5, 2009, http://www.whitehouse .gov/the_press_office/Remarks-By-President-Barack-Obama-In-Prague -As-Delivered. 22.  “Obama Promotes Nuclear-FreeWorld.” 23.  For an overview, see Chris Woods, “A Drone Strike Every Four Days under Obama,” Express Tribune (Pakistan), August 11, 2011, /story/228690/exclusive-a-drone-strike-every-four-days-under-obama/. 24.  Lolita C. Balder, “Terror Attacks Spike in Pakistan, Afghanistan: Thousands of Mostly Muslim CiviliansAre Slaughtered in Extremist Strikes,”MSNBC,April 28, 2009. 25.  Barack Obama,“A New Strategy forAfghanistan and Pakistan,”Office of the Press Secretary,White House, March 27, 2009, _office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-a-New-Strategy-for-Afghanistan-and -Pakistan/. 26. George Santayana, The Life of Reason,Volume 1–3 (Charleston, SC: BiblioLife, 2009), 217. Imperial Designs_13448.indd 136 3/12/13 2:44 PM NOTES   137 27.  “UN Official Criticizes US over Drone Attacks,” BBC News, June 2, 2010. 28.  Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, “Gaza Aid Convoy Killings: ‘Those Responsible Must Be Held Criminally Responsible’—UN Expert ,” May 31, 2010, 470885257735004FEB7F. 29.  Natasha Mozgovaya, “Biden: Israel Right to Stop Gaza Flotilla from Breaking Blockade,” Ha’aretz, June 3, 2010. 1. Dynamic of Imperialism 1.  “Stoic” as defined in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 2.  Marsilio Ficino, quoted in James Hankins, Plato in the Italian Renaissance (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1990), 304. 3.  George Washington, “Inaugural Address,” April 30, 1789, National Archives and Records Administration, inaugtxt.html, December 5, 2012. 4. JohnTirman,100Ways America Is Screwing Up theWorld (NewYork:HarperCollins, 2006), 1–14. 5.  Kennedy,“Inaugural Address of John F. Kennedy...


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