By J. Peter Scoblic
For Scoblic's conservatives, all human reality, including international relations aligns itself like magnetized metal filings along force fields of good and evil. Fetishizing "moral clarity," they see a black-and-white world where the murky realms of moral ambiguity must be avoided at all costs. For them, America has a quasi-divine global mission to promote righteousness and combat evil or, in a partially desacralized formulation, to spread democracy and destroy tyranny.
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