National Press Club

Sands of Empire

November 17, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 31 minutes

Robert Merry was interviewed about his book Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition, published by Simon and Schuster. The author spoke about the historical cycles of empires. Mr. Merry also spoke about the situation in Iraq and the use of a "beachhead" to spread democracy in the Middle East.