"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." Bush White House aide explaining the "New Reality"
The New American Century lasted a decade. Financial crisis and defeated objectives in
The American neoconservatives are the heirs of Leon Trotsky. Their dream of American “Full Spectrum Dominance”—
The neocons used September 11, 2001, as a “new
Perhaps the neoconservative project for world hegemony would have lasted a bit longer had the neocons possessed intellectual competence.
On the war front, the incompetent neocons predicted that the
On the economic front, the incompetent neocons overlooked the fact that a country that relocates its industry and best jobs abroad in order to maximize short-run profits becomes progressively economically weaker. Propagandistic talk about a “New Economy” built around financial dominance covered up the fact that the
US military pretensions came to an end in
The ongoing financial crisis has put an end to the pretensions of American financial hegemony and free-market illusions that deregulation and offshoring had brought prosperity to
In a long article, “The End of Arrogance,” on September 30, the German news magazine Der Spiegel observed:
"This is no longer the muscular and arrogant
Also on display is the end of arrogance. The Americans are now paying the price for their pride.
Gone are the days when the
A new chapter in economic history has begun, one in which the
Looking at his defeated adversary, George W. Bush, brought down by military and economic failure, Iranian President Ahmadinejad observed: “The American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders.”
Truer words were never spoken.