"President Obama’s foreign policy has been a disaster, not only for the United States but also for the hopes of those who desire a more free and prosperous world. Only an approach such as prudent American realism can stanch the loss of American power, influence, and credibility."
In the Winter 2014 issue of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's journal Orbis, founder of the AHS Georgetown Chapter Gabriel M. Scheinmann warns us why allies are incapable of replacing American military leadership:
"Even if Europe somehow solved its capabilities deficit and overcame its fundamentals problem, European states lack the political will necessary to pool their resources and integrate their forces to act collectively and independently from the United States."
In a corrupt polity, speech is at the service of power, and is replaced by flattery, the use of words to obtain something from the other. Words are thus tools of power, not of dialogue and conversation, as they assume the meaning most useful at the moment and to the nature of the transaction at hand. They are no longer directed toward truth, but toward a preferred outcome."