On the 76th anniversary of D-Day, to honor those who perished in the struggle against fascism, we could do little better than to combat imperial hubris wherever we find it, including at home.
Daniel Bessner is the Pyle Associate Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington; a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft; and a contributing editor at Jacobin.
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