Dr. Patrick Mendis (MA '84) has published a book called Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire. He asks the question: What is behind the success of America? Mendis explores the unseen forces that have guided America to global dominance. He details how the creation of James Madison's Universal Empire through Alexander Hamilton's Federalism realizes Thomas Jefferson's Empire of Liberty. He then unveils America's Masonic endgame of universal brotherhood: E Pluribus Unum.
Mendis is a visiting foreign policy scholar at The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and the author of Trade for Peace, is a former military professor and American diplomat during the Clinton and Bush administrations, and an affiliate professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University and a senior fellow of the Osgood Center for International Studies.
Find out more at www.patrickmendis.com.