€‹Brave old (exceptionalist) world

€‹Brave old (exceptionalist) world

“€œI believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”€ So there it is, straight from the lion’€™s mouth, as in US President Barack Obama. The rest are details: deadly details, as in the US military remaining “at the core” of the exceptional worldview; the Pentagon reserving for itself “the power to launch unilateral attacks when America’s interests are directly threatened”; eight or nine proxy wars deployed in the immediate future with no end in sight; and the most startling admission – that the “fulcrum” of US foreign policy from now on will be to curb “aggression” by Russia and China.

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