"Above all, let us be realistic about the United Nations. It can be a useful tool in the American foreign policy kit. The UN should be used when and where we choose to use it to advance American national interests, not to validate academic theories and abstract models. But the UN is only a tool, not a theology. It is one of several options we have, and it is certainly not invariably the most important one. Read the whole chapter - http://www.cato.org/pubs/books/bolton-chapter.pdf Like this guy. Really like this guy.