Friday, July 07, 2006

"Benevolent global hegemony"

"Benevolent global hegemony," as William Kristol
and Robert Kagan memorably put it in their 1996
foreign policy manifesto, is just a fancy phrase
for bankruptcy. By the time our indubitable
"benevolence" is globalized, the costs of
hegemony will have driven us into complete

Doncha just love the intellectual flatulence
put out by policy wonks like Kristol and Kagan. "benevolent" as a rogue elephant in a clay
pot factory, to put it kindly.

It's not likely we'll have to wait til it's
globalized for that insolvency.

Full article.