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  • That Altantic interview is precious, TorgoX. I'm reading Howard Zinn's _Declarations of Independences_ right now and he spends a good deal of time exposing the authoritarian leanings of "realpolitics". In the linked interview, these quotes set off my crypto-fascist detector:

    « And it's like any bureaucracy: the more people that are involved, the more mediocre and diluted the decisions are. Tough decisions tend to be made by small groups of people willing to take risks. »

    That's right "dilu

    •         « I would say that a liberal power like the United States cannot spread its liberalism without military power as well. »

      I bet you didn't think you could linked "liberalism" and "military power" outside of a socialist satire, did you?

      Well, what would you call a policy -- just imagine for a moment it actually happened that way, for the sake of argument -- of liberating an oppressed people by deposing its dictator by force? Seems pretty liberal to me, and