Cole seems to have gone off the rails with this one. As a prior commentator said, there are so many false statements in this piece, it's hard to know where to begin. But here's a good one:
"The UN is in the midst of a major, and so far amazingly successful, bid to reduce absolute poverty in the world."
I really do wonder if professor Cole lives on the same planet as I do.
As for his closing statement, he also doesn't realize that the fewer allies the US has, the safer the world will be.