Here's some info I just got from email distribution of the JUST SAY NO to Fascism site, run by my brother. There's this group, PNAC, who believes in bettering the world by spreading "the American way". Lots of info is on it at Wikipedia, another one of my favorite sites.
Several months ago I looked up the term jingoism. I believe it applies to PNAC. Now, I think the question is, is it a good thing or a bad thing? One big part of jingoism is belligerence. I am not a fan of belligerence.
My suspicion is that there are folks (members of PNAC, for instance) who believe that it is a necessary evil to force "the Amercan way" on people, for the good of the whole world. I'm not sure I completely buy in to that presumption.
Thinking about it further has me recalling that PNAC is one of gobs of groups who want to better the world. There are missionaries. There is the UN. Etcetera.
An extremely intriguing morsel of info from the NO to fascism site:
PNAC is chaired by the editor of a newspaper owned bythe CEO of FOX News, Rupert Murdoch. According toPNAC, America must dominate the world, and in orderfor events to begin that will enable this, a "...catastrophic and catalysing event - like a new PearlHarbor..." (from page 51 of the PNAC report entitled REBUILDINGAMERICA’S DEFENSES") was needed.