I know that every nation isn't perfect, and even the Switzerland has some faults. But the founding fathers who wrote the constitution had similar ideas to what the current model of Switzerland is.
Gee, I wonder why that is.
In quoting Hobbes’ phrase “keep them all in awe” is in line with realpolitik, and the maxims seen in middle east: “Divide and rule” and “My enemy’s enemy is my friend.” The military and technological growth regarding missiles and nuclear reactors are growing at a rate at which America will have a hard time regulating, and will likely lead to a proposition where America will have to ask its allies to engage in realpolitik to suppress the growth of the so called enemies.
What seems to be the right reason at the present, to partake in realpolitik, appears to create a larger problem in the future. It seems that America is in a predicament no matter whichever actions that is partaken. Withdrawal from the east could lead to an exponential momentum to the radical Muslim groups, and the outlook by the entire nation on America as a beaten nation. However, staying in the east could mean the same conclusion as if America left, however the events unfolding at a slower pace. Dictators have in many instances used realpolitik to keep people under power; however, they all fell to the power of nations under democracy where morality and idealism is at most important. At the current moment, it is safe to say that America still has a chance to remove the incorporations of realpolitik in its international affairs.
A government concerned with realpolitik extensively, in the sense of only taking into account power, and suggests an unpleasant prospect to look forward to. The outcome of the use of realpolitik is not simple but complex, relying on varying variables such as morality, wealth, alliances, and ethics, and, sometimes this contradicts with the values and morals that a nation holds.
Realpolitik is a necessarily evil that should be used in moderation. The problem with realpolitik is that international methods on a nation under realpolitik maybe to become subdued in the short term, nevertheless, given the opportune moment, and there is a high chance of revenge in the sake of pride, honor, or whatever the case. By trying to win favors, realpolitik will tend to do the opposite and deprive goodness, and charity of each nation to each other.
I understand that there will always be a dilemma between idealism and realpolitik.
It seems Switzerland's idea is moderation on the matter. Something America should consider with where it's going: heading downhill, end uncertain.