Re: Clash of the Civilized (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)
International law does have sanctions. However, international law did nothing in Cambodia, did nothing in Bosnia...nothing in the 56 and 68 uprisings against communism, did nothing in Rwanda and so forgive me if I am not enamored with the idea of what is mostly a useless international law framework. I thought then and think now that using force to save the Muslims in Bosnia regardless of what hte Russians or the Chinese thought (and why are the Russians on the Security council anyway? Why not the Japanese or the Indians? Where is the legitimacy of a 1945 agreement 64 years later?) was the morally right thing to do...what you are saying is that our morality, our idea of law is going to be guided by Russians and Chinese versions of what is correct. I am sorry, but as evidenced repeatedly, their ideas of law do not agree with my western views. Do they agree with yours?