realism paper - Maura Lally Ms. Fontana Honors World...

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Maura Lally Ms. Fontana Honors World Affairs Sept. 23, 2007 Internationalism, in theory, seems like a wonderful idea. Who wouldn’t be in support of multinational cooperation and overall world peace? It is a proposal that one day can hopefully be attained successfully. However, in our current world situation, internationalism is merely a “feel good” idea, creating a warm, fuzzy sense of global community and understanding. When in reality, there is no true global community at this time. No international system of laws and morals stands to regulate each nation equally; moreover, no true authoritative government exists to enforce these laws. Each nation governs independently as an individual, self-commanding autonomy, whether it be theocracy, dictatorship, or democracy. Try as they might, international institutions such as the United Nations cannot control the actions of a country’s government. Sure, world leaders can convene to create international edicts, sign cooperative treaties and propose
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