Artículos con la etiqueta ‘Asia -Pacifico’

America: Hooked on hegemony

Por • 8 ene, 2014 • Category: Internacionales

Lord Acton, the 19th century British historian and politician, famously stated that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It would appear, however, that the United States has access to a secret Actonian codicil that states, » … but US hegemonic power? That’s frickin’ awesome!» – because the government in Washington seems to be willfully blind to the costs, perils and abuses inherent in the acquisition and assertion of global hegemony. Hegemony – the unmatched ability to direct events, as opposed to power sufficient to protect and deter – is unambiguously baked into US policy. As President Barack Obama put it in a document titled «Sustaining US Global Leadership» understandably asserting that US leadership is «demanded» by the world, rather than pursued as a matter of US interests.