The world isn't flat, it's flattened

The financial crash has exposed the fragility of large swaths of the world, and the political consequences will be terrible. Those who objected to America’s role as world policeman will get what they wanted, but they won’t like it: a religious war reaching from Lebanon to Pakistan, and a Colombian-style narco-war spreading to Mexico and Brazil. Worse scenarios may affect the most populous Muslim countries, and Russia’s “near abroad”. There will be no winners.

As a read, it’s not exactly up to his old “Der Untergang des Abendlandes” standard though.

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