Human beings think of anarchy and despotism as opposites, and fear them both equally. A system of law and justice is a bulwark against the two extremes, and the inadequacy of this system governing the relations among nations is one reason why human life is precarious. The one unilateral policy that we expect from our government is to pursue the national interest; but to do this without taking account of the legitimate interests of others will soon lead to conflict, perhaps even armed conflict.
KeywordsArmed Force Security Council International Maritime Organization Permanent Member Armed Attack
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