The US and international law

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
March 29th, 2003 • 6:06 pm

The current US administration attracting more worldwide ridicule:

Our Kind of Law” by Michael Kinsley, The Washington Post

As the only superpower, the United States needs international law less than other nations. We can protect our interests with brute force if we want to, or if we believe that nothing else really matters in the end. What we cannot do is sneer at international law one day and invoke it the next. Nor can we pick and choose among the agreements we’ve signed and expect other countries not to do the same.

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