Quotable (#227)

The end of the Universalist nightmare will be intrinsically perplexing:

Whether the emerging global system becomes multipolar or a-polar remains unclear, but universalist and messianic ideology is on the wane. The Western-led world order is in crisis, but no messianic ideology has yet offered an alternative. Instead, a drift towards regionalism has increased the influence of small powers amidst the chaos of a profound geopolitical transformation. The post-Western world looks to become post-ideological, too. Even Donald Trump’s administration has embraced a form of American exceptionalism shorn of globalizing and messianic goals. […] A century after their birth, Wilson’s and Lenin’s messianic geopolitical visions have passed into history, but their disappearance has also greatly complicated making sense of a world in the process of rapid fragmentation.

Thinking in pieces and patches begins.

7 thoughts on “Quotable (#227)

  1. pseudo-historical-fiction: capital had to foment imperialism, so it could get 3 world wars in a century, and thus propel systems theory, internet, etc. by y2k, it decided it had enough of a nervous system to reboot: 2000 = 1900. in this timeline, we’re soon to be living 1920s dreams, with a few extra tricks.

    from this vantage point, a multipolar order is to be the standard.

    • » The expropriation of African, Asian and even European regions to be put in the hands of agro-industrial multinational companies and the plundering of natural resources are recurring elements in the extractive capitalism chronicles. »

      Is she talking gypsies and such w/o private property ownership?

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