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Megan McArdle (August 23, 2007) - Might makes . . . might
"A system in which we assume people will not act in self interest is a system which has no enforcement mechanism. Punishment mechanisms are what you build when you assume that solidarity and community spirit are not sufficient--which is exactly what I hav
foreignpolicy  USA  utopia  sidebar 
august 2007 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (August 23, 2007) - As a side note
It's the USA not the UN that gives international law its backbone.
USA  foreignpolicy  sidebar  utopia 
august 2007 by HispanicPundit
Megan McArdle (August 22, 2007) - The real and the ideal
"For the same reason that it's only a good idea to be a pacifist in a nation with a strong police force, it may only be possible to be an idealist when realists are running the show."
foreignpolicy  sidebar  utopia 
august 2007 by HispanicPundit

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