Ben Peterson

Ben Peterson is a graduate student at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. He has also written for Intercollegiate Review, Public Discourse, Ethika Politika, and the New York Times. Follow him on Twitter @ben_2_long.
Purpose Creep
Purpose Creep and its Discontents: Reclaiming Almost-Chosen-Nation Status (Part 2)

We return to the unanswered question: “What, if anything, should be the purpose of American power?”

Purpose Creep and its Discontents: Reclaiming Almost-Chosen-Nation Status

Debates over the appropriate American response to the Syrian refugee crisis reflect division and uncertainty about a deeper question: What is America’s national purpose?