The bipolar world of the Cold War is history. The new world order, however, is not the One World dreamed of by Wilsonian idealists. It is a Balkanizing world where race, tribe, culture and creed matter most, and democracy is seen not as an end in itself but as a means to an end–the accretion of power by one’s own kind to achieve one’s own dreams. As Abraham Lincoln said in another time, when an old world was dying and a new world was being born, “As our situation is new, let us think and act anew.”I still haven't gotten his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower. Remainder books will probably be available with a huge discount next year, if not sooner, at various companies, like Edward R. Hamilton.
World Over, January 12, 2012
David Cooney, What is the Global Economy?
Vox: Free Trade and Undermining of Nations
That Weapon, Feminism:
A decade after Steven Pinker's The Blank Slate, why is human nature still taboo?
The John Scalzi debacle continues.