The Fakery of the NATO Summit, continued: Joe…

This is the second installment of my “mini series” on the NATO Summit last week, which I was surprisingly and amusingly authorized to attend. The first installment can be found here. Everywhere you went in the sprawling NATO convention hall, tucked into a nondescript enclave someplace in the northeastern corner of Madrid, there were subtle signs of enduring US primacy. The fact of enduring US primacy within NATO could not be more blindingly obvious to anyone with a lick of common sense, but it’s a fact which must often be tip-toed around given the pretension that NATO is some sort of gloriously egalitarian Alliance — in which 30 member states democratically decide how to ensure their collective security interests.

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