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Nothing wrong in leaders' putting their nations first

One reason that the League of Nations collapsed was its mistaken notion that members would place the interests of an evolving universal community before those of their own countries

At the UN, leaders may extol international cooperation during speeches, while in reality they remain committed to protecting their nation's interests.

IN reviewing a book or a film, some critics would explain to the readers that the novelist or the movie director has done a lousy job because he or she should have produced something else, like the kind of novel or film that the critic likes.

Which is the way several journalists and...

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