Paul Crespo writes an op-ed on the current understanding of what the left calls an agenda for American empire. And Paul Johnson has a long and very interesting article on empire ("From the evil empire to the empire of liberty") in the current issue of The New Criterion. By no means am I saying that I agree with Johnson, yet it is worth reading. Over time, I will have more to say on this empire issue, but not just yet. For now Ill just keeep pointing you to some material on the theme worth reading.