I think that Kant’s idea of a League of Nations wasn’t that far away within political thoughts 10 years ago as it is now. I mean, how could you possibly as a leader of a small islamic state trust american politics today?
You just can’t.
Trust has to be built up anew and that takes time. And we have to get rid of the thought of America as the only universal liberating state that even can act as a universal police.
By saying this I do not attempt to create any anti-american attitude. That wouldn’t be useful either. The essential thought is this: The development of universal peace is a universal development of peace. And this is an intrinsic progress of states to which every kind of war is poison.