WSJ: Henry Kissinger Essay Expresses Fear of Failing World Order?

September 2, 2014 – In an essayScreen-Shot-2014-09-02-at-9.52.27-AM for the Wall Street Journal, Henry Kissinger delves into what he considers the underpinning of the modern geopolitical crisis—the assembly of a new world order.

From his essay:

“Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.”

A line-by-line analysis of Kissinger’s essay by Bionic Mosquito is available on From his analysis:

“Now, I will admit that someone viewing Henry’s essay through a different lens could come to different conclusions. I admit I have a particular view on the goings-on around us: global governance and consolidation has seen its best days, at least for this era. Things are coming apart – and the primary tool used in the last 70 years (the US government) has not only failed, it is getting too dangerous for even the survival of the elite. There is no easily co-opted ‘next’ (e.g. China) to ride on this parade toward global government. It is time to back off, at least for now.
“I conclude Henry has this same view.”

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