The recent election has offered striking evidence that the US may become an empire of chaos under President Trump – is the American experiment over?
The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So here’s the confounding thing about the American version of empire in the years when this country was often referred to as “the sole superpower”, when it was putting more money into its military than the next 10 countries combined: it’s been an empire of chaos.
Back in September 2002, Amr Moussa, then head of the Arab League, offered a warning I’ve never forgotten. The Bush administration’s intention to invade Iraq and topple its ruler, Saddam Hussein, was already obvious. Were they to take such a step, Moussa insisted, it would “open the gates of hell”.
The empire of chaos had indeed made the trip homeward. It’s now with us big time, all the time. Get used to it
The recent election offered striking evidence that the empire of chaos had indeed made the trip homeward
Link : Through the gates of hell: Trump as America’s first declinist president