Shikha Dalmia on America's Fumbled Military Humanitarianism


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President Barack Obama's resolve to punish Syria for using chemical weapons has critics of U.S. foreign policy upset that America is yet again acting like an imperialist. Their frustration is appropriate—but their accusation is not. According to Shikha Dalmia, America is less an imperialist and more a hapless uncle trying to teach his wayward nieces and nephews the right moral lesson.