The US elections are the most important in the world. Because decisions taken in Washington resonate throughout the planet and have far-reaching effects on the lives of millions, some philosophers have even claimed that non-citizens should have some say in determining who will be the US president for the next four years. This is a pipe-dream, since the US has no intention of transforming itself in the universal state so desired by institutional cosmopolitans, particularly now when the outside world seems so menacing to many Americans.
We are living in troubling times, so ...
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