Sunday, March 6, 2022

The Superpower’s Machiavellian Instincts

The status of a superpower brings wealth, resources, and glory to a country, but it doesn’t bring wisdom, clean conscience, and a clean pair of hands. When the rulers of a superpower realize that their government is mired in intractable domestic problems, they drag their countrymen into a new foreign adventure—they start a new war, even though they don’t know how the war will be won; they hope that when the war is underway and everything is in flux, they will see not only the way of winning the war but also the solution to their country’s domestic problems.

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