power” public information and public diplomacy to report on the nature of the threats and of U.S. policies and programs “to provide for the common defense” and to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
In assessing and dealing with such threats and countermeasures, it would be wise to return to the classic distinction between a Rechtstaat (a right and legal state) and an Unrechtstaat (a state neither just nor legal) critical to distinguishing de jure and de facto legitimacy. In identifying extremist terrorist faiths and forces, the civilized world needs to take moral, legal, and strategic positions at least as clear as Western civilizations did on earlier barbaric scourges like slavery, piracy, narcotics, racism, misogyny, totalitarianism, and other cancerous human evils that needed to be countered and overcome by principles of peace, freedom, respect, opportunity, honor and love at the heart of man’s soul and essential for our posterity.
[Book pg. 522]