The Geopolitics of American Global Decline

Washington Versus China in the Twenty-First Century
By Alfred W. McCoy

For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to ignore the basics of geopolitics that have shaped the fate of world empires for the past 500 years. Consequently, they have missed the significance of the rapid global changes in Eurasia that are in the process of undermining the grand strategy for world dominion that Washington has pursued these past seven decades.

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      • Thanks for the fix. A rather academic and tedious read. What I take from it is that, in a shrinking world, democracy is at a disadvantage to authoritarian rule, for democracy has to wade through all kinds of alternatives (kinda like the jungle) to find the right path. It is not very efficient, and sometimes is downright wrong. I suppose the message to Filipinos would be to find a dictator, and do it quick. America has lost the fight for global conquest.