Since 1945 we have become a post imperial world
- no group assumes the right to rule others - that they are "Born to rule"
- self determination is a given
- democratic revolution - sovereignty of people - as a guiding principle whether democratic or not
- human rights revolution - on sexual orientation of racial background
This is an epic change
Michael isn't saying the world is more fair
But in moral expectations that is what people expect - and so gap between reality and expectation is if anything larger than it was