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Forget coalitions, focus on U.S. interests [Commentary]
Forget coalitions, focus on U.S. interests [Commentary]

As the Obama administration tries to recover from three years of naive ideological spin that Islamic radicals had been crushed, it is time to reassess what our world view should be. After 1492, Europeans rushed to conquer the under developed world, seeking and extracting precious metals, spices and slaves for profit. By 1900, at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, England was the world's dominant colonial power, and the tiny island ruled 30 percent of the world's population. Protected by the world's most dominant navy the British profitably exchanged raw materials from the colonies for finished goods manufactured in England and received massive dividends from...