America: Moral/ Political arbiter on the uses and abuses of Atomic weapons?…


The World Hegemon declares itself the moral arbiter of who can or cannot build a nuclear weapon, while the painfully obvious empirical evidence that America has been the only nation to use such weapons, escapes the notice of the current crop of apologists, for this singular act of barbarity, in the name of securing the peace. But then Americans have always been convinced of their ‘exceptional’ moral/political condition. The notion of exceptionalism, the destructive, pernicious delusion of both the powerful and the powerless, that they are somehow more than their lesser fellow creatures.

Political Cynic


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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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