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Encyclopedia > Empire of Dreams

Empire of Dreams is a documentary about the Star Wars saga. It is included on the Star Wars Trilogy DVD. A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. ... For the missile defense program, see Strategic Defense Initiative. ... Saga can have the following meanings: Norse Sagas, a type of literature In Norse mythology, Saga is a goddess of the Aesir. ... The DVD cover of the Star Wars trilogy. ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for storing data, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...

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The Claremont Institute - Dreams of Empire (1867 words)
Particularly interesting is the complicity of the allies themselves in the drift toward empire, reminding us of the long decline in the military capabilities of NATO Europe relative to the United States and their growing psychological dependence on America as the global security provider.
Washington himself called it a "nascent empire." That the new nation would expand was a foregone conclusion as early as July 1776, when the Continental Congress rejected a proposal to set western boundaries for the states.
For Ferguson (an economic historian by trade—and a Briton), the United States is in a deep sense the successor to the British Empire as part of a larger enterprise he calls "Anglobalization." The "liberal empire" established by the British differed qualitatively from previous empires.
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