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The Latest League

Posted in World by homeyra on July 28, 2008

An interesting article referring to a New World Order dilemma:

‘League of Democracies’ is a frightening thought
The world already has a peace-maintaining institution: the UN, by Robert Skidelsky, member of the British House of Lords, professor emeritus of political economy.

“[…] the US was built for a purpose — to serve “eternal and universal principles.” Its God-given task is to build an “enduring global peace on the foundations of freedom, security, prosperity and hope.”

Noble rhetoric! But if that is the league’s purpose then it is a danger to peace.

This is because its advocates believe that no long-term co-existence with non-democracies is possible. This is crazy and unhistorical.”

It is up to the chastened nations of Western Europe, which broadly share US values but have learned something about political patience, to rein in the US fantasy of remaking the world in its own image.

I am all for spreading Western-style democracy, but not at the cost of making the world more warlike. Peaceful coexistence between different political systems is an attainable objective.”

Robert Skidelsky’s homepage

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  1. randy said, on July 28, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    i respectfully disagree that Western Europe is morally superious to USA. In the last ten years we have seen frightful ethnic cleansing on the European continent and Western Europe did NOTHING about slaughter of innocents in former Yugoslavia. Maybe they are too chastened?

  2. homeyra said, on July 31, 2008 at 7:44 am

    I agree that it is difficult to talk about moral superiority.
    However the point of this post is to bring to attention this new idea of dismissing the UN.

  3. jo6pac said, on August 8, 2008 at 1:53 am

    We don’t want countries to be free, then we have to pay for oil/minerals. I wish it was different but it’s not going to change any time I’m afraid.
    jo6pac

  4. homeyra said, on August 8, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Could they at least spare us the “we f&#@ you for your own good” discourse?

  5. 99 said, on August 8, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Not on your life, Homie…. 😦


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