Pax Americana /Pox Americana

"With the rising death toll of both Iraqis and U.S. soldiers during still another war and occupation, with the atrocities and torture inflicted by the United States in Abu Ghraib prison and elsewhere leading to protests across the globe, with the barbarism of the U.S. intervention in Iraq in all of its aspects increasingly evident, it is more difficult than ever to maintain the illusion of the ' benevolent imperialism of Pax Americana.' The American Empire has truly become a Pox Americana in the eyes of the world, and exposure of its inner workings has become an urgent necessity."

Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire
edited by John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney (New York: Monthly Review Press Books, 2004).