I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to note that one of our most charming characteristics as Americans is our amnesia. I mean, we are so good at forgetting what we’ve done and where we did it that we can hide our own Easter eggs.
Saudi Arabia has announced the suspension of four billion dollars in military aid to Lebanon after weeks of escalating tension between Riyadh and the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah, which has been fighting Saudi-backed rebels in Syria.
This is the second of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century. The first deals with the causes and consequences of the crumbling of the Pax American. The third addresses the need for renewed agility in American diplomacy.
This is the first of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century. The second will address American floundering in the new world disorder. The third will speak to the need for unprecedented agility in American diplomacy.
The media view of Bahrain — as a matter of the people struggling for democracy against repression and a hypocritical United States that calls for democracy but is unwilling to pressure the Bahraini government—has elements of truth but is too simplistic.