By Angelo M. Codevilla
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The Oceanic continent of Australia and New Zealand is also insular in more than the geographic sense. It consists of vast lands sparsely populated by prosperous white people but separated from the white world by the world’s biggest ocean and by billions of tightly packed peoples of different colors and cultures, most of whom are poor. Dennis Rumley’s The Geopolitics of Australia’s Regional Relations (1999) lays out the hard facts. The North and South American continents are almost literally a New World, where a mélange of immigrants from the Old World produced vastly different results in very diverse landscapes.
Woodrow Wilson’s presidential speeches (1913–21) provide an enduring summary of the views of liberal internationalism: America is destined to lead the world to the peace and democracy that all mankind supposedly desires, by intervening in quarrels in and between foreign nations, by fostering modernization, by transferring power from nations to international institutions, and by exemplary disarmament. Because liberal internationalists believe that all peoples ultimately want the same things, they are more concerned with pushing events toward desired ends than with what the means they use will actually produce.
Shinto, its ancient religious practice, is animism without theology or philosophy. Buddhism left a residue of habits. Christmas decorations and the department stores’ Kurisumasu Seru (Christmas sales) suggest that Christianity has made inroads into Japanese civilization, but it has not. Nor have inroads been made by the ideas that originated the Western technology by which the Japanese live in exemplary fashion. In fact, Japanese civilization has adapted other civilizations’ features to its use so easily because none have touched its core: the belief that race and circumstance set the Japanese people apart from the rest of mankind.
A STUDENT'S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS by Angelo M. Codevilla