Monday, February 20, 2006


Finally, benevolent hegemony presumed that the hegemon was not only well intentioned but competent as well. Much of the criticism of the Iraq intervention from Europeans and others was not based on a normative case that the United States was not getting authorization from the United Nations Security Council, but rather on the belief that it had not made an adequate case for invading Iraq in the first place and didn't know what it was doing in trying to democratize Iraq. In this, the critics were unfortunately quite prescient.
Former neo-conservative Francis Fukuyama sounds the death knell of Neo-conservatism (a strange melange of Leninism and Wilsonian Idealism).

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