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American frontierism sets the foundation for global democracy

Monten 5 – M.A. Security Studies at Georgetown University, (Johnathan, “The Roots of the Bush Doctrine: Power, Nationalism, and Democracy Promotion in U.S. Strategy”, International Security, Volume 29, Number 4, Spring 2005, pgs. 112-156, http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/ins/summary/v029/29.4monten.html, RSpec)

Although a radical departure in many other respects, the current U.S. grand strategy's privileging of liberalism and democracy falls squarely within the mainstream of American diplomatic traditions. For reasons unique to the American political experience, U.S. nationalism—that is, the factors that define and differentiate the United States as a self-contained political community—has historically been defined in terms of both adherence to a set of liberal, universal political ideals and a perceived obligation to spread those norms internationally. The concept of the United States as agent of historical transformation and liberal change in the international system therefore informs almost the entire history of U.S. foreign policy. As Jeanne Kirkpatrick has observed, no modern idea "holds greater sway in the minds of educated Americans than the belief that it is possible to democratize governments anytime, anywhere, and under any circumstances." Or as Thomas Paine wrote to George Washington in the dedication of The Rights of Man, the United States was founded to see "the New World regenerate the Old." Democracy promotion is not just another foreign policy instrument or idealist diversion; it is central to U.S. political identity and sense of national purpose.

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Also in crossex ask if space is a frontier and why we didn't see the impacts of the K when we ventured into space. 

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Also in crossex ask if space is a frontier and why we didn't see the impacts of the K when we ventured into space. 

 

This is not a relevant question against most K's.

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Also in crossex ask if space is a frontier and why we didn't see the impacts of the K when we ventured into space. 

 

Because there isn't any life in space? Also, there is a card about how the ocean is a unique frontier, which pretty much moots that idea. 

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