The Latest League
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