A World Without America

What would a world without America look like? If you want to find out, visit Sudan. Who can help?

So that leaves . . . guess who? The cowboy President, the American unilateralists, the Yankee imperialists–or, to put it another way, the only nation with the will and wallet to provide order in an otherwise Hobbesian world. However, that will and wallet are being stretched today in Iraq and elsewhere, and Mr. Bush is rightly wary of committing more American blood and treasure to a conflict in Sudan that the rest of the world doesn’t seem serious about ending in any event. One lesson of Darfur is that there really are limits to American power, and in its absence the world’s savages have freer reign.

Indeed. Read the whole thing.

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