At the time of the end of the Cold War some people were filled with foreboding at the prospect of a new invigorated, unaccountable Pax Americana. We seem to be vindicated, but our prescience is of little comfort as America swaggers around the world with arrogance and impunity.
Now is an opportune time to seek the creation of an alternative world order, not based upon and policed by American power and double standards. World leadership cannot be left exclusively to a nation which laid waste Vietnam, which bled and bullied Central America and insisted on denying that the holocaust in Rwanda was genocide.
Stoke on Trent