The United States of America is no longer hiding her clawsno rival or United Nations or allied opinion can resist this colossus that struts her stuff across the planet. The economic disintegration, and political demise of the former Soviet Union, established the sole super power upon the globe in 1991. This hegemonic expression found herself the inheritor of all that exemplifies Western Civilization, be it the dregs of Sodom, the culture of Egypt, the international trading empire of Tyre, the mystical religions of Babylon, and especially the organizational and military genius of Pax Romana.
She is unchallenged. Termed the New Roman Empire by Russias President Vladimir Putin in the midst of pending unilateral and pre-emptive action against Iraq, without UN or French, German and Russian support, she waged her war of national interest, cloaked in the guise of geo-political realism, and justified by what syndicated columnist Dr. Charles Krauthammer calls democratic globalism (DG), a term he coined during a speech given before the American Enterprise Institute, Annual Public Policy Research Council in February 2004 when he received the Irving Krystal Award for public policy.
DG (according to Krauthammer) is the realpolitik of the Twenty-First Century and the only resolution to the anti-realism and self-hate of liberal internationalism embraced by the Democrats, which see no redeeming elements within the national interest policies of geo-political realism; instead, liberal internationalism (i.e., the Democrats) seek to undermine American national interests by taking the moral high ground only through humanitarian intervention on behalf of hurting peoples like in Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia, etc. while deriding the selfishness they see in the unilateralism of Bushs foreign policy.
The selective self-interest policies of todays DGs, in their inadvertent, newly-discovered unipolar world, where realism and economic self-interest can result in aggressive, pre-emptive wars that can be justified through morality (e.g., spreading democratic freedoms whereby civilization tames barbaric, medieval religious cultures of the Middle East), is the interventionist policy of the worlds never-before seen Commercial Republic. But, according to Krauthammer, we are NOT an empire in the classical sense of the termwe are the custodian of the international system. We will not be bound by what Krauthammer calls the Gulliver Effect wherein the colossus is tied down by international midget organizations like the UN, nor the likes of those unwilling to become members of the Coalition of the Willing (e.g., France, Germany, Canada, Russia, etc.).