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Modest Reflections on Hegemony and Global Democracy

Iris Marion Young

Abstract

The world did not need the war against Iraq to understand that the

United States of America stands alone among states in the magnitude

of its military might. The blatant manner in which the U.S. flaunted

that power in the face of fierce opposition from global civil society

and nearly all states, however, demonstrates that the U.S. will use its

power in ways that it judges right, without the approval or consent of

other agents.

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