‘Big nations must not bully small ones.’
Thus President Obama of the USA at the G20 summit in Australia. Even more remarkable than his having the chutzpah to say such a thing is the fact that, apparently, the entire conference chamber did not gasp at the enormity before collapsing in hoots of derisive laughter. Ever since it got big enough to do so, America has relentlessly bullied every country in the world smaller than itself. That ought not to need saying; it is blatantly apparent.
Given certain minimum levels of education and democracy, people get the governments, and particularly the Prime Ministers and Presidents, they deserve.