The American empire: denial, delusion & deception


Jerry Kroth

Published on Oct 16, 2012

A recent poll asked Americans if they felt America actually was an empire. Forty percent said “No.” Lawrence Vance alleges the U.S. is the largest empire in the history of the world, dwarfing the British, Ottoman, and Roman empires in size and scope. Prof. Jerry Kroth looks at the delusion and denial rampant within the American population on this issue, examining our 55 military interventions since World War II, our long and close relationship with dictators, juntas, and monarchs in building our empire, our military presence in over 130 countries of the world (70% of the planet) and what life might look like if we actually dismantled it. This lecture is based on Dr. Kroth’d book Duped! delusion, denial, and the end of the American dream. However Duped has been replaced by a newer edition: Implosion: delusion, denial, and the prospect of collapse; coming out shortly. More info at collectivepsych.com

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