You heard it there first

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 06, 2003

Today's Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed (available to subscribers only, for now) by Niall Ferguson, essentially arguing in favor of developing an American empire.

That's the first time I've seen that argument made seriously, in a responsible publication. I'd like to think that it will be the last.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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