[Marxism] NATO and the Myth of the Liberal International Order | by Tony Wood | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
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By Tony Wood.
Thus, for all the concerns about the impending collapse of the liberal
international order expressed before and after the Brussels summit, it
was, from a US point of view, a resounding success. As the headline of a
New York Times editorial on July 12 acknowledged, “Trump Got From NATO
Everything Obama Ever Asked For.” Far from being anomalous or atypical,
the Brussels summit neatly encapsulated the power dynamic between the US
and NATO: Washington issues instructions, politely or otherwise, and its
European allies fall into line. A former secretary of the US Air Force
under Obama called the Brussels meeting “one of the meatiest NATO
summits that I can recall.” It’s clear, though, who eats and who is
eaten at this particular table.
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