Tribe, State, and War Balancing the Subcomponents of World Order
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"The American grand strategic experience has been framed largely as the historic triumph of democracy over tyranny, and in its evolution as a state, from agrarian society to modern-industrial superpower, it has wedded capitalism with democracy into its favored ideology. But a less often told but every bit as salient tale of America's formative experience is that of the conquest by the emergent American state of the many fractious indigenous tribes whose homelands became American territory through war, conquest, and unequal (and highly coercive) diplomacy."
This article was published in Culture and Conflict Review (Fall 2009), v.3 no.3