Rules ain't rules
by John Craig
Robert Kagan, noted if occasionally unpopular thinker on global affairs gave this address on the relationship between the US and Europe. They should work together, he argues, not for abstract reasons of global justice, but because the notions of liberalism to which they both subscribe will simply make it hard for them to ignore each other. Far from rousing stuff, and lots to argue over, but at least it feels more real than the usual pop-psych writ large of international politcal thought.
Meanwhile, this link to an interview with a former 'economic hit man' takes the notion of the toothlessness of principles of international justice just a little further...