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'America should be the world’s policeman'

In 2008 Boot attended a debate sponsored by Robert Rosenkranz, arguing (with Michael Mandelbaum and Douglas Murray) for the motion 'America should be the world’s policeman'. The conservative English journalist Matthew Parris, who argued against the notion commented:

Both Murray and Boot and Michael Mandelbaum, too clever for the mob on their own side, represent one of the most interesting political experiments in outsourcing ever conducted -- U.S. conservatism’s franchising out to experts of its higher mental faculties. Their function, they’re a kind of priesthood, is to flatter stupider people that there exist higher arguments, smarter than they themselves can quite grasp, for things that they wanted to do anyway. They should be here in white robes. [1]


Weekly Standard - Contributing editor


  1. Intelligence Square, Transcript of 'America should be the world’s policeman'