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... how the hegemon at the end of a hegemonic war gets a big influence in the form of the international order. The United Nations was something that quite clearly needed looking after, and the Security Council was established to prevent the General Assembly from being an arena where an effective political counterweight to the hegemon could be developed.

Allowing the objective of establishing the United Nations to be subverted is the whole point of the Security Council. China not ending up as a frontline containment state for the USSR was kind of an oops, but.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Apr 29th, 2008 at 02:47:44 PM EST
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