Both American neo-conservatives and neo-liberals seem to believe that the President of the United States is akin to the President of the World. Neo-cons usually want to use US military power to impose their will on the world. Neo-liberals usually want to use US financial power to impose their will on the world. Sometimes the neo-cons and the neo-liberals come together and agree on something like bombing Syria. This is when it becomes crystal clear just how dangerous these neo philosophies are, because it reveals that it’s all about empire — not in the traditional sense of conquest and occupation, but rather the “imposing the will” kind.