Save the System: An Argument for International Organization

Consider this recent principled albeit much-too-short defense of the global system by David Brooks.  No, it won’t eat your children.  Yes ,it will cost something to maintain.  But more important: the alternative to this post-war “grand strategy” is an anarchic, less prosperous world.

The liberal pluralistic system is not a spontaneous natural thing. Preserving that hard-earned ecosystem requires an ever-advancing fabric of alliances, clear lines about what behavior is unacceptably system-disrupting, and the credible threat of political, financial and hard power enforcement.

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