The central issue in international affairs centers upon a definition on the nature of sovereignty. Nations have long been in retreat to the whims of the world community. Seldom is there a vigorous defense of the independence of individual States. The historic norm of self-government has transformed into acquiescence, and justice is seen as a function of the international will. The idea that freedom resides within the boundaries of a civil state, now conflicts with the larger aspirations of collective governments.
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