Monday, March 27, 2006

Mark Steyn on the death of "transnationalism" (and the rebirth of sovereignty?)

Enough with the globo-gab
Transnationalism may be on the way out -- and not a moment too soon

Choice extract:

There were two extraordinary aspects to Stephen Harper's Afghan trip. The first extraordinary aspect was that it should seem so extraordinary. . . .

The second extraordinary aspect was the absence in Mr. Harper's remarks of any reference to the usual pieties: peacekeeping, multilateralism, NGOs. There was one token reference to the UN. But, other than that, the Prime Minister framed the Afghan mission in Canadian terms, as a projection of Canadian power (if you'll forgive the expression) in Canada's national interest. Apparently, we still have one.

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