Friday, June 16, 2017

Andrew J. Bacevich — The ‘Global Order’ Myth


A good article but Col. Bacevich focuses on the liberal interventionist view of the global order in terns of US interests in terms of the current controversy over the presidency of Donald Trump.

Liberal interventionism and the imposition of a global order under liberalism is Wilsonianism, whose history goes back to the presidency of Woodrow Wilson and the the post WWI era. It crystallized post WWII when the US emerged as one of the two superpowers, contending the USSR.

Subsequent to the collapse of the USSR, the US leadership proclaimed victory and the right to permanent global hegemony under the liberal order, along with the right to impose this order on others as the US say fit.

Col. Bacevich, a historian, calls BS on this attempt to portray the pursuit of US interests as "spreading freedom and democracy" and preserving the liberal order and liberal globalization. This is just a euphemism for putting America first through foreign adventurism and nation building that has led to endless war.

The American Conservative
The ‘Global Order’ Myth
Col. Andrew J. Bacevich, US Army (ret.) | Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and writer-at-large at The American Conservative

1 comment:

Bob said...

Plain old Imperialism.