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Old 01-10-2012, 12:25 AM
Sulla the Dictator Sulla the Dictator is offline
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Default Re: An apparition is stalking America

Originally Posted by Wonderment View Post
Nation states are geopolitical fictions without a real essence. They are more like players in a board game called geopolitics with ever-emergent opportunities for new moves, which are constrained by past actions.
Incorrect. Nations are identifiable groups of people joined together by blood, culture, and historical narrative. Just as much as steel, a nation is forged through fire and pressure.

The notion that the USA is exceptional among nations (as opposed to say Honduras, Ghana or Switzerland) is an arrogant delusion that in my view is very dangerous. It's a delusion of grandeur
If Ghana, Switzerland, or Honduras had manned the wall against the barbarians represented by Communists and Fascists and militarists, they would be equally justified in claiming exceptionalism.

Since we have, when we could have easily ignored the foreign problems, we have cause to be proud of ourselves.
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