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Soft power is indeed important, some would say even more important than hard power. Hard power is certainly not the best tool to solve all problems, and if you have plenty of hammers problems will tend to look like nails.

But at the end of the day when you are faced with hard power you will always need hard power of your own. Angry letters, Big Macs and MTV videos will not stop a motorized rifle division.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 07:02:53 AM EST
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