Quote of the Day

Kenneth Anderson:

And  finally Joshua Kurlantzick, in the Boston Globe, "Dazzled by Asia," arguing that if you're assuming an emerging Chinese hegemony, you might be disappointed.   (To which I'd my own oft-repeated observation that if the corollary is longing for American decline and the rise of a new, post-American-hegemony, world of cooperative great powers in peace and harmony, think again -- the human right universalism of the last fifteen years has been an epiphenomenon of American hegemony, and if it fades, the human rights universalists fade with it.  A multipolar world is competitive and more aggressively Westphalian, not less.)