America: Republic or Empire?
A debate co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the first "Cicero's Podium" debate at Georgetown University
James Stoner, Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University
Michael Federici, Professor of Political Science, Mercyhurst College
Stoner affirmed a particular conception of republican empire, one which embraces a sense of national greatness chastened by moral realism in foreign affairs; Federici negated, arguing instead that such efforts betray a fundamental incompatibility with modest republican government.
January 29, 2008 --
Georgetown Hotel Conference Center