Are you referring to the idealism of suicide bombers in Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.? The kind of idealism that will get you 72 virgins? Or are you referring to the kind of idealism they have in Saudi Arabia which is ideally a place where women should just shut up and not be seen? Or the idealism of Egypt that locks away its dissenters? Or the idealism of Morocco with its ideal of stealing the former Western Sahara from its Sahari population? Or the idealism of the Chinese who have the ideal that Tibet is part of China? In your view of idealism, it seems only the US and Israel have coercive regimes while the rest of the world carries on in ideally democratic fashion. Your type of idealism is far from ideal Nick. "or the Lockean view as pursued by the idealism of the global citizenry."
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