Кто будет управлять миром?

СИНГАПУР. Избрание Барака Обамы происходит в тот момент, когда традиционный образ мыслей начинает сворачиваться. Это касается окончания мирового господства Америки.

Действительно, свободный капитализм в американском стиле не оправдал в последнее время возлагавшихся на него надежд. И военное превосходство Америки не подтвердило свою пользу в достижении американских целей. Но кто сможет занять место мирового лидера?

Ответ, с которым Обама, вероятно, не согласится, следующий: никто. Америке, может быть, и нанесен ущерб, но на повестке дня нет никакой замены. Европа погружена в себя, сфокусирована на создании бытия, в котором она, в конце концов, решит остаться. Стандартная реакция Китая на предложение занять позицию мирового лидера – скрыться за необходимостью решения своих обширных внутренних проблем и сослаться на бедность. Никакая другая страна и близко не стояла рядом с США по наличию способностей или амбиций.

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