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Beyond ‘Toxic Nationalism’

Anonymous908 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:42 PM
Is it just me or do Cliff May's articles, whether directly or indirectly, ALWAYS seem argue for more war?
HermanBB Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 4:54 PM
To Anonymous

More war. But on Israel's behalf.
nawlins72 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 8:23 AM
Hey, somebody had to become the boogeymen after the Soviet Union fell.

Robert D. Kaplan has long been among America’s most insightful analysts of global trends. I’d rather argue with him than agree with most others. Right now, I’m going to do a bit of both.

In “Toxic Nationalism,” an essay published in the Wall Street Journal last week, Kaplan observes that “Western elites” regard their beliefs as “universal values.” Because they approve of “women’s liberation,” they conclude that all thinking people from Albania to Zanzibar believe in women’s liberation. Western elites place a priority on “human rights,” assuming that must be the consensus view. Western elites are convinced that international organizations...