From a leading scholar of our country’s foreign policy, the brilliant essay about America and the world that has caused a storm in international circles now expanded into book form.European leaders, increasingly disturbed by U.S. policy and actions ...
cy and actions abroad, feel they are headed for what the New York Times (July 21, 2002) describes as a “moment of truth.” After years of mutual resentment and tension, there is a sudden recognition that the real interests of America and its allies are diverging sharply and that the trans-atlantic relationship itself has changed, possibly irreversibly. Europe sees the United States as high-handed, unilateralist, and unnecessarily belligerent; the United States sees Europe as spent, unserious, and weak. The anger and mistrust on both sides are hardening into incomprehension.
This past summer, in Policy Review, Robert Kagan reached incisively into this impasse to force both sides to see themselves through the eyes of the other. Tracing the widely differing histories of Europe and America since the end of World War II, he makes clear how for one the need to escape a bloody past has led to a new set of transnational beliefs about power and threat, while the other has perforce evolved into the guarantor of that “postmodern paradise” by dint of its might and global reach. This remarkable analysis is being discussed from Washington to Paris to Tokyo. It is esssential reading.
THE US IS NOT A SUPERPOWERI don't share his views. He proclaims the strength of the US without considering the failure if its policies all over the world and the increasing weakness of its economy. I don't consider the US a superpower because itTHE US IS NOT A SUPERPOWER I don't share his views. He proclaims the strength of the US without considering the failure if its policies all over the world and the increasing weakness of its economy. I don't consider the US a superpower because it demonstrated not to be enough strong to end the war even in weak and marginal countries like Iraq and Afghanistan.I can't even imagine the difficulties it would face if it decided to compete with bigger and powerful nations such as China or Russia. A nation, which prefers to periodically bomb defenceless third world countries, is not powerful, is not an empire, it's just a threat to global stability. The US is the rogue state par excellence. I think that in the future Europe will play a leading role in building a new global order based on peace, diplomacy and stability. We are all fed up with American arrogant and destructive militarism......Continua Nascondi