Smokin’ dope

Wow. Watch the first few minutes of this interview of the Secretary of State. It features this:

It’s really 19th century behavior in the twenty-first century…You just don’t invade another country on phony pretexts in order to assert your interests

Why not? And what’s with this 19th century business? Have human nature, national interests, and the will to power all disappeared recently? WRM comments on the strange views of the academy, media and policy elites.

One Response to “Smokin’ dope”

  1. gs Says:

    1. Arguably the 19th century saw the apogee of Western optimism and the greatest acceleration of Western progress…of human progress, perhaps. But you can’t say that in “educated” American company because White People! Raaacism!!

    2. This crisis is nothing compared to what looms ahead. Russia’s GDP is about 12% of that of the USA or EU; China’s, more than 50%.

    Wait till the Chinese leadership assesses their economy to be robust enough to underwrite a military of global reach. There are already a few indications, but we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

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