Once upon a time... he's have been allowed to write something like this, in that tower of liberal tradition... the Guardian. Alas that's all over with and the Guardian hasn't just been castrated, it's become a veritable mouthpiece for the UK's security services, who feed them stories and perspectives that work like opium on the dulled minds of the educated middle class.
Craig, is a 'realist' who clings like an old drowing man to the theory of 'interests' in intrnational relations. Only the ruling elite has dropped all that in favour of 'values' and 'principles' instead. Both these concepts are characterised by how defuse and ill-defined they both are, and linked to an emotional response to conflicts between states. There may not be a real threat from China to the UK, but if we 'Feel' they are a threat to our values, then they are. It's depressing how close this mindset is to a belief in witchcraft.
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