America “goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all; she is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” — John Quincy Adams

In Search of Monsters: The Rise and Fall of American Empire is a limited podcast series produced by the Quincy Institute in collaboration with Open Source with Christopher Lydon. Each week, we explore how America’s hyper-militarized foreign policy shapes the world we live in today through in-depth interviews with leading advocates, researchers, historians, and journalists.