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30 Jul, 2013

An Article Every American Should Read

The late professor Morgenthau was a leader in his attempts to reveal the essence of real politics and to explain the search for peace in global relationships.

Perhaps he never imagined that America, the most powerful force in moral and intellectual history, could become a nation devoid of the most basic tenets of global political affairs.

The political realism envisaged by Morgenthau ruled American foreign policy and relations for several decades, until George W Bush and Barack Obama assumed the political leadership.

America is not what it used be in terms of an idealistic moral, political and intellectual historical reference point.

Those who assumed power in recent decades and claim legitimacy on behalf of the people are fast becoming a source of hatred, illegitimacy and war crimes.

Read the rest: Asia Times Online: America: the powerful and the powerless.