Thursday, September 29, 2016

Michael Brenner — US Foreign Policy Elite vs. the Evil One

There are four guiding principles:
—It is legitimate, even imperative, for the threatened democratic world, led by Washington, to use its power to forestall assaults on them.
–Traditional concepts of state sovereignty do not constitute an acceptable legal or political barrier to efforts at imposing that solution.
–The United States, therefore, is not a “global Leviathan” that advances its selfish interests at the expense of others. It is, rather, the benign producer of public goods.
–The privilege of partial exception from the international norms, including the right to act unilaterally, is earned by an historical record of selfless performance.
Consortium News
US Foreign Policy Elite vs. the Evil One
Michael Brenner | Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS-Johns Hopkins, Washington, D.C.

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3 comments:

Bob said...

Many countries have specialized police divisions, such as the riot police. For cops who want more "action", that's where they should go or be promoted.

Bob said...

Preparations to retake Mosul:
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/09/30/mosu-s30.html

Bob said...

More on Mosul:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-v-micallef/the-battle-for-mosul_b_12167318.html