Post-American World: Release 2.0

The Post-American World: Release 2.0


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“A relentlessly intelligent book.” ―Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, i… more about book…

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>The Future from an Articulate Globalist


> ^By ^David ^M. ^Dougherty ^August ^7, ^2008

>I purchased this book in large part based on the good and bad reviews, deciding to see what the author had to say. Unfortunately, my money was poorly spent as I could not get beyond the first 48 pages (at first, although I subsequently read the entire book) due to the many “duh” statements, banalities, poor historical analysis, and an evinced lack of knowledge concerning the American people, our history, and our culture. Even though the book was supposed to be not about the fall of the US but the rise of the others, the author needed to possess more knowledge of America than he showed.

>As so often among young people the author makes liberal use of adjectives such as “great” and many words ending in “est” to prove that he is living in history’s greatest and most important age. Yes, China and India possess 2.5 billion people and the US only 300 million. Since population is power, and with all other things being more or less equal, world leadership will pass to those nations. Hardly a seminal conclusion. In addition, the US is likely to fracture into five countries before half of the twentieth-first century has passed, and jingoistic statements by Americans today will seem foolish in retrospect. But the author doesn’t know enough US history to understand that.

>I was put off by the author flights of fancy as early as page 2. Here he states; “Soon after it became industrialized, the United States became the most powerful nation since imperial Rome…”, this supposedly taking place in the closing years of the nineteenth century. I know of no serious historian who would make such a claim. On page 17 the author states; “If this is 1938, as many conservatives argue, then Iran is Romania, not Germany.” Gee, in 1938, Romania possessed a larger army than the US, but was still subject to domination by its larger neighbors. The King still ruled, and the Iron Guard and Antonescu did not assume power until 1940. And in 1940 Romania was forced to give up Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina to the Soviet Union, much of Transylvania to Hungary, and southern Dobruja to Bulgaria. Where’s the parallel other than to propagandize?

>On page 33 the author states; “Nationalism has always perplexed Americans.” Wow! Only if Zakaria limits his Americans to his globalist elite friends in New York and Washington can this statement have any validity. This entire paragraph on page 33 is a figment of the author’s uninformed imagination. But the end came on page 34, when Zakaria simply insulted the intelligence of Americans. “Given mainstream US historical accounts from Stephen Ambrose to Ken Burns, Americans could be forgiven for believing that Russia played a minor part in the decisive battles against Hitler and Tojo.” I agree that Ambrose writes popular and fluffy books and that Burns is by no stretch of the imagination an historian, but obviously Zakaria has met few Americans in the hinterland. My first book on WWII was “Life’s Picture History Of World War II” that my parents gave me in 1951, but my second was Walter Goerlitz’s “The History Of The German General Staff” in 1954, and the third was “Lost Victories (Verlorene Siege) by Erich von Manstein in 1958. But no mind, for Zakaria, all Americans other than his cherished globalists are ignorant.

>Yes, the US is training more scientists, engineers and PhDs in its elite universities who are foreigners than native Americans. A white American lad from the hinterland who achieves a maximum on his SATS, is valedictorian of a graduating class of 700, letters in golf, and wins many honors in high school, has absolutely no chance of being accepted at Harvard, Princeton, Yale or Stanford unless he clearly states he wants to become a leader in global politics or economics. But that’s not the fault of Middle America or the stock that brought the US to its short period of global dominance. Nor will that change until the US partitions into multiple countries since our elites are busy selling us out for their own profit and greater grandeur.

>Interestingly enough, Zakaria seems to cheerlead the rise of nationalism in Third-World countries, but nationalism in the US is deplored as xenophobia. The US must sacrifice itself on the alter of the one world order. No doubt when the time comes, Zakaria will return to his native country to live in unrivaled splendor. For the Americans left behind who were ridden hard and put away wet, there will be no place to go.

>All this drove me to perform some research on Zakaria, an individual about whom I knew little. I found he is an Indian Muslim who grew up in India in substantial wealth and attended a private British school. He was accepted at Yale (of course) then, not having to worry about supporting himself, earned a PhD at Harvard under professors Huntington and Hoffman, interesting characters in their own rights. He rose rapidly after 9-11 as a supposedly moderate Muslin voice among the US media and is now editor of the ultra-left Newsweek International. His globalist credentials are impeccable by his being on the board of Yale, the Trilateral Commission, the Council On Foreign Relations, and Columbia University’s International House. The only thing missing is being a member of the Bilderbergs, but my sources on the Bilderbergs only went to 2002, and no doubt he is a member now.

>In short, the author is one of the legion of foreigners who have come to the US for various reasons since WWII (George Soros comes to mind) and are working to move the US into globalism and their concept of a one world order. Having gained that intelligence, there was no reason to subject myself further to propaganda of this type. If you have not previously grasped the motives behind such clever propaganda, you might read this example. It is easy to read and short, but don’t allow yourself to be denigrated and used for cannon fodder. And if my references to the Trilateral Commission, The Council On Foreign Relations or the Bilderbergs are unknown to you, it’s past time for you to do some research on these organizations and their impact or control of world trends and events.


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