Aaron Friedberg

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Three times in the past century, the countries of the democratic West have tried and failed to create a global order built on the same liberal principles as their domestic political regimes. Following the first world war, America’s allies baulked at President Woodrow Wilson’s revolutionary vision for a system of states based on self-determination, free trade and international law. America then retreated into isolation and its erstwhile European partners grew apart, emboldening fascist aggression and setting the stage for the next great conflagration.

As the second world war drew to a close the alliance between the democratic powers and the Soviet Union broke down, dooming any hope of reviving Wilson’s dream.…  Seguir leyendo »