Only time will tell as we move into uncertain and dangerous times as authoritarian regimes seek to transform the very nature of regional and global politics.
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The Fall of the Wall in 1989 wasn't this generation's emotional joint "German" experience; more probably, the FIFA World Cup 2006 was.
When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?
Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.
The general trend toward a more plural dispensation of power, together with our own progressive loss of geopolitical and financial leverage, means a decline in our relative strength.
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