Rogue State? The United States, Unilateralism, and the United Nations

“The primary purpose of this thesis is to illustrate the chasm-like contradictions between the lofty, idealistic rhetoric and the foreign and domestic policies of the corporate and political elite in the United States and prove that the United States government meets every qualification of its own definition of a rogue state, including fearing real democracy and despising the American people. Americans are unfortunately ignorant of history and the mainstream media fail to place any event in context that would encourage critical thinking or any response beside blind patriotism.”

[url=]Robert L. MacDonald: Rogue State? The United States, Unilateralism, and the United Nations[/url] (Thesis Master of Arts in History, University of Toledo, August 2006)
[quote]”We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population (…) In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity (…) To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives (…) We should cease to talk about vague and (…) unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.” [i](George Kennan, State Department Policy Planning Study, 24 February 1948)[/i][/quote]
See also:

  • [url=]William Blum: Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower[/url] (bestseller book)
  • [url=]Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II.[/url] (website by the same author)

World Map: US Military and CIA Interventions Since WW2