During one of my classes as student asked me, during one of our “rap Sessions”, a time I set aside to talk about the day’s current events, she asked me “Just what is America’s role in the world”?
That is a damn good question….I gave her my opinion….
Trump seems to have an extreme dislike for diplomacy…..he is gutting the State Dept and trying to expand the Pentagon…..to me that says that his thought is to use force in every incident…..
I then told her to read an article by Buchanan in the American Conservative (not someone I would turn to for much opinion but this is a pretty good look at his thoughts)
For the World War II generation there was clarity. The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before—in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter what.
For the World War II generation there was clarity.
The attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, united the nation as it had never been before—in the conviction that Japan must be smashed, no matter how long it took or how many lives it cost.
After the defeat of the Axis powers in 1945, however, Americans divided.
Only with the Berlin Blockade of 1948, the fall of China to Mao and Russia’s explosion of an atom bomb in 1949, and North Korea’s invasion of the South in 1950, did we unite around the proposition that, for our own security, we had to go back to Europe and Asia.
She returned to class and we spoke privately on the article…(she gets extra credit for her initiative).
The school year is drawing to an end…I hope that this young lady pursues international relations for she has a good mind and she asks questions in search of real answers not just those that will ease her mind.