How Nations Turn Evil

Source: CounterPunch
by L Ali Khan

“This commentary analyzes the triggers that cause nation-states to embrace evil. No country is inherently good or evil. From time to time, however, nations turn evil. Just as every human is potentially criminal, every nation is potentially wicked. Triggers alter action-potential into action. Frequently, governments accuse each other of being evil. For example, the U.S. indicts North Korea and Iran as evil nations. National polls also pick out morally depraved nations. Americans have identified various countries, including Saudi Arabia, Syria, and China, as evil nations. Unfortunately, state rhetoric and national prejudice rarely furnish reliable evidence for determining whether a nation has become wicked.” (07/15/21)