11 Feb '18, 4am

Double Standards as Norm, particularly in Trump’s America First https://t.co/9472WjoY6q

Double Standards as Norm, particularly in Trump’s America First https://t.co/9472WjoY6q

Many countries can do a lot better than look to the rich and powerful among them which observe only the law of the jungle. IN an ideal world, rich and powerful countries are righteous, gracious, confident and patient – possibly even wise and generous. It is about national character, particularly after having achieved an estimable rank. It is also about setting a good example to lesser nations that may one day also become rich and powerful. In the real world however, self-righteousness just about substitutes all. Such unpalatable truths are seldom standard-fare in political science classrooms. The World according to Donald Trump but America is in a political gridlock as another Government shutdown looms large. It is not necessary to be cynical, or to subscribe to the cynical doctrine of neo-realism, to make honest observations approximating to cynicism. But it takes resolve...

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