America first

There are many reasons to stand for "America first": no other country has shaped the modern world the way the United States did. American values like democracy and market economy dominate and determine the lives of billions of people; and the United States were the first country that succeeded to create a board middle-class.

But those who stand for "America first" in the ongoing presidential campaign seem to concentrate on the predominance of American military power, on American military strength. And in today's world it is very questionable if this is the right way to assume leadership among peoples. Why? Because after substantial changes in international relations, the deployment of military power today encounters the greatest difficulties. What are those changes:

  • the revolution in non-military affairs concerning the military;
  • the new essence of security and power in international relations;
  • the new role of leadership.