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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:19 AM
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Henry Kissinger: The world must forge a new order or retreat to chaos

As the new US administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy.


That opportunity involves a seeming contradiction. On one level, the financial collapse represents a major blow to the standing of the United States. While American political judgments have often proved controversial, the American prescription for a world financial order has generally been unchallenged. Now disillusionment with the United States' management of it is widespread.

At the same time, the magnitude of the debacle makes it impossible for the rest of the world to shelter any longer behind American predominance or American failings. Every country will have to reassess its own contribution to the prevailing crisis. Each will seek to make itself independent, to the greatest possible degree, of the conditions that produced the collapse; at the same time, each will be obliged to face the reality that its dilemmas can be mastered only by common action.

Even the most affluent countries will confront shrinking resources. Each will have to redefine its national priorities. An international order will emerge if a system of compatible priorities comes into being. It will fragment disastrously if the various priorities cannot be reconciled.

The nadir of the international financial system coincides with simultaneous political crises around the globe. Never have so many transformations occurred at the same time in so many different parts of the world and been made accessible via instantaneous communication. The alternative to a new international order is chaos.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/henry...

Again we see that the key to killing globalization is destroying the "relationship" between the US and China. Let the "chaos" begin.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:48 AM
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1. Oh, shut up
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 08:48 AM by izquierdista
You haven't had anything worthwhile to say for going on 40 years.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:57 AM
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2. Shut up, Henry, you have fucked up enough things for one lifetime. nt
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