It’s all we know how to do

Robert Kagan’s hypothesis of irreconcilable differences between the EU and USA has merit, says Stephen Holmes, but only because it cuts both ways: well-policed Europe only conceives of civil solutions to conflict, whereas militarized America only thinks of bombs. (Or maybe just West Texas only thinks of bombs.) On another note, war proponents often claim that Hussein is “like Hitler.” But not even Texans have yet suggested war as a way to liberate the people of Zimbabwe from a dictator who just declared himself “Hitler ten-fold.”

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