Sarah Vowell On Daily Show: The Year The U.S. Became An 'Orgy Of Imperialism'

03/22/2011 03:42 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Zoe Triska The Huffington Post

Last night, Jon Stewart interviewed best-selling author Sarah Vowell on "The Daily Show" about her new book "Unfamiliar Fishes."

The new book covers the annexation of Hawaii. Vowell described how the U.S. first became a world superpower, an "orgy of imperialism," in 1898, when it took over Cuba, the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico.

Stewart praised Vowell's work, stating, "I laugh, but I learn."

You can also watch the extended interview at the "Daily Show" website.