“The world is left to the Hobbesian anarchy that it has always existed in. Specifically, the United States has but one path: toward a return to the balance-of-power world politics that it had long ago eschewed in favor of the utopian, hegemonic policies of the last 30 years.”
“Lastly, 2008 is another year that shall live in infamy. It is, after all, the year that the Great Recession occurred and the underpinnings of the American-led neoliberal order finally came crashing down. Of course, the “bailouts” helped to prevent a hard crash-landing, but that created a further set of problems, which only further undermined the American unipolar order. Needless to say, America needs to get used to the idea that its unipolar order is over and our leaders need to start taking stock of how best to compete in such a Hobbesian, post-unipolar world order.”
“One thing should be certain, though: the unipolar world is over (for now) and the United States is falling behind its competitors (particularly China). It must therefore quit being pulled into unnecessary conflicts; stabilize the world system as best it can; and focus on investing and developing the tools needed to leapfrog the world as the United States did during the Reagan years.”
The world has fragmented. Globalization is at an end. Localism, nationalism, and populism is on the rise and there is no turning it back. People like Samuel Huntington predicted this new world disorder, where culture, religion, and ethnicity carry more weight than postmodern philosophy and economics. See why it’s Samuel P. Huntington’s world and we’re just fighting in it
In my most recent piece at American Greatness, I advocate for the United States to embrace the concept of Space Dominance. Read on for more information!