Today’s Global Elites Are The Reason Imperialism Is Back

In the new world disorder, empire is the ultimate safe space.

In the wake of the presidential election, we have all come face to face with two difficult truths. The West’s globalized liberal order is weak and fragmented—but so are the countries making up the Western world. Too few are convinced that the politics of nationalism offers safe harbor from the crisis of liberal globalism.

Yet the ranks of critics arrayed against the global order keep rising. With postmodern and anarcho-capitalist options generally considered to be farfetched or remote, it’s sensible in a certain way that the imperial ideal would return to tempt troubled minds.

  • Millie_Woods

    I’m sure he knows what he’s talking about, but damned if I can figure it out. What a word salad.

  • Malcolm Y

    Kinda the style of a scholarly article – thick with allusion and references to not commonly available writings. Intellectual overkill to impress others of the same ilk who can respond to you and you to them etc etc etc of course collecting nice paychecks from an Institute or Center for … And not surprisingly, finding that what the guys who fill up their dog-dishes think is exactly the way the world should go. I don’t think sizing up the situation is that difficult: it’s basically people who want to have control over their own lives versus people who want you to be a peon ruled by a giant bureaucratic state like the EU.