Tom Barnett Takes the Gloves Off

On the notion of American Empire:

The US-created and -enabled globalization process never replicated the dynamics of colonialism – i.e., kept the poor down. It did the exact opposite. The rest is just whiny bullshit propagated by little minds who refuse to accept it.

Barnett seems increasingly willing to offend these days.  I wonder if it has to do with getting past a certain age–over the years that I read his column, William Lind became increasingly unapologetic (to the point that I quit reading because I could no longer stand the overt racism).  I assume that it’s symptomatic of their views rigidifying with age.  It is fun to read though.

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