Neo-Imperialism

(so: “the stationary state”) (oag #13)

(so: the stationary state, eroding entropically, searching for the crisis that may demand or allow for true “progress” – or mayn’t)

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For the Fourth: Holy American Major League of Nations (Notes on Baseball, Booze, and the Re-De-Nationalization of Americanism)

It welcomed the tests of time/
Like an eternal friend,/
Our country is blessed,/
Our country is such!

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Daniel W Drezner: The most extraordinary op-ed of 2017 – The Washington Post

The most extraordinary paragraph in this op-ed, however, is this one: The president embarked on his first foreign trip with a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a “global community” but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses

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Counter-Drizzle on the Hypothesis of the End of the American World-Historical Era (OAG #12c)

The counterargument vs Panic of the Fall of the US Order can still be made either independently or, perhaps more difficult, complementarily.

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Tweet-Drizzle on Merkel on New World Disorder (OAG #12)

If the generation since the fall of the USSR has been a tale of the unfitness of the USA for leadership, then Trump is pure continuity.

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Kate Brannen: The Knives Are Out for Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster – Just Security

Inside the White House, opponents of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s second national security adviser, want him out. This week, they’ve made their campaign against him public, leaking to reporters details about the rocky relationship he has with

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Stephen Sestanovich: The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy – The Atlantic

He sensed that the public wanted relief from the burdens of global leadership without losing the thrill of nationalist self-assertion. America could cut back its investment in world order with no whiff of retreat. It would still boss others around,

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Jeffrey Goldberg: The Obama Doctrine, R.I.P. – The Atlantic

Even before he became president, Obama worried greatly about slippery slopes in the Middle East. In Syria, he understood that Assad would most likely survive an American missile strike on his airbases; the day after such strikes ended, Assad, Obama

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American Idealism, American Identity – Thread by @dhnexon, with Brief Comments

“In fact, Trump is the most anti-exceptionalist POUTS since 1945.”

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The Deep State vs the Derp State (OAG #10)

Can a responsible citizen refuse to take a side?

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