According to Putnam (2000), both political and social trust is crucial in success of any government. In the US, mistrust in the government has led to poor functioning of the government institutions like the timely delivery of public services. In return, this has influenced the behaviour of individuals in supporting the policies. For instance, during Vietnam War majority of citizens were in support of military quitting the fight which was a disappointment to the government.
The issue of global inequality is argued differently by both the realists and liberalists. According to the realists, there is no moral universality between first and second-tier states. Also, nothing should be hidden to any country that is in objective of its heed (Ayoob, 2002). This means that countries are not obligated to help those in need unless they will benefit in return. However, liberals are committed to creating a selfless society, whereby there is a balance of fundamental liberty values (Kegley & Blanton, 2012). Also, liberalism rejects the enslaving of the poor states by the developed ones and it aims at dispersing power and fostering diversity globally. Global inequality will become an important issue to realists when they realize that globalisation is the only way to development. Realists should realize that individualism does not create any cohesion among nations but rather creates hostility. Therefore, realists should shun their selfish nature and assist the needy