The US’s national traditions of American exceptionalism and anti-imperialism perpetuate the myth that the US is not and has never been an empire. How can anyone forget George W Bush’s infamous claim that the US was the only great power in history to have refused the opportunity to become an empire?

http://theconversation.com/yes-the-us-had-an-empire-and-in-the-virgin-islands-it-still-does-73567?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest from The Conversation for March 31 2017 – 70975339&utm_content=Latest from The Conversation for March 31 2017 – 70975339+CID_2db2320bcaec40ee9355d2f9b34d8a04&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Yes the US had an empire and in the Virgin Islands it still does

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