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Date: June 20, 2012
Time: 09:06 PM
I think you're right to dismiss the crude anti-imperialism of some seioctns of the left, Mark, but I don't think that negates the anti-imperialist analysis. Again, I think you are right to point to the problem of illegitimacy in dictatorships, and to the impact of this recognition in international relations. However, the lesson that will be drawn here is that the way to remain entrenched as a dictatorship will be to toe the US line: only the US is capable of authorising serious military intervention. Last, you are right to point to the legacy of Evatt. Evans, despite his homilies to the contrary, is as guilty as anyone of abandoning that heritage.