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Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, talks about his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.
I remember when Japan finally replaced the U.S. as the dominant international force and our country faded into the obscurity of history. Does anyone have a record of Master (he-wishes-he-were)Bremmer's ravings from the early 1980's?
This guy is incredibly obnoxious. Blah blah BLAH. His condescending tone turns it all to white noise.
The US went from a debtor nation to a creditor nation after WWI, and again after WWII. But now we are a debtor nation again, and China is one our most important creditors. Okay, so China becomes top dog again, as it was in the 14th century. SO what? China has a horrible environment and it too is actually working HARDER than the US to invest in solar power and other environmentally favorable energy sources. I don't see the restoration of Chinese power as necessarily negative at all. At least not in the long run. China was never an imperialistic power colonizing other nations. It held sway, but like the US was generally a tolerant nation towards others within its sway. The Communist party will eventually wither as China does move into the top slot, and let it take upon itself the burden of leadership so that we can have a bit of a rest.
Good point about a world with China as number one.
The nabobs of negativity on the left will be sorely sorry when this is a world led by the bullies in Beijing. They will be dazed and without their usual pinata.
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