Professor Louis Cantori has givn me permission to post the following comment on the site for the purpose of extending the discussion that has followed the appearance of my recent piece in "Foreign Policy" (on line). Professor Cantori’s remarks clarify much in the discussion to date. pl
"The argument of Lang, Habakuk , Chesterfield and others about the American creed is an important one. It is important because it provides an intellectual explanation for the zealous, unreasoning quality of American foreign policy. It is an argument that can be extended to include academic analysis as well and it is also an argument that can be expanded to include countries that possess a liberal political culture. America is not alone in this. It is perhaps simply more zealous." Louis Cantori.