On the 13th of this month in Hawaii, during his sixth visit to the Asia-Pacific, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the United States’ future policies for the region. In his speech he continuously made reference to China, stating that the U.S. welcomed China’s rise and that it looked forward to a peaceful, [Read more]
Below, Honore de Balzac had already said everything almost 200 years ago: the anxiety of "climbing," the corruption that prevails over talent, the fact that there is not space for everyone. A century later, Joseph Schumpeter reduced the "social climber" to the mundane living rooms, marriages based on interest, [Read more]
What’s the issue at stake then? It's the propagation, without filter, of extremism, insane ideas, and false stories that influence large numbers of the population.
On Aug. 19, the Islamic State posted a video on social media showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley in a chilling spectacle that has sparked international outrage. It was the first time that the Islamic State had made public the killing of an American citizen, much less a journalist, and is an extreme [Read more]
The Americans leave and, in a macabre substitution of circumstances, appear to be in chaos and state of disorientation. We have been waiting for a multipolar world, with counterweights and various powers, but we only see a retreat in which we inherit a vacuum.
But given their revolutionary history, the Americans of all people should understand what it’s like to live under the occupation of strange foreign people with offensive culinary customs.
Post-Iraq and Afghanistan, America is constrained. Post-George W. Bush, there’s little or no appetite among Americans for warmongering.