MORE ON PNM COMING SOON
I'm working on a post that deals with the important divergence between what Dr. Barnett referred to as " Kantian rule sets
" and what the U.S. needs - and traditionally has had under international law - to operate as a Leviathan force in the Gap. More or less this represents a soft-power challenge to any effective " shrink the Gap " strategy and in my view it's self-interested and intentional on the part of those who advocate Kantian rules.
UPDATE - NGO'S BANDING TOGETHER TO INSURE THE POOREST OF THE WORLD'S POOR....STAY THAT WAY:
This relates squarely to my upcoming post. Not all the forces of disconnection wave Ak-47's or live in presidential palaces. Many of them inflict harm in air conditioned conference halls and wage a fight through lobbying, grass-roots organizing and cashing big checks from American foundations interested in killing off free trade without getting slapped with the label of " protectionism ". Or having to go through the messy chore of an open democratic debate on their ideas before the American public or in Congress. Their preferred vehicle is the UN. Geitner Simmons has the goods