End of an era??
“The fact is that there has never been a truly “dominant” global power until the emergence of America on the world scene….. The decisive new global reality was the appearance on the world scene of America as simultaneously the richest and militarily the most powerful player. During the latter part of the 20th century no other power even came close. That era is now ending.” Toward a Global Realignment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, The American Interest
“Man is, at bottom, a dreadful wild animal. We know this wild animal in a tamed state called civilization and therefore are shocked by the occasional outbreaks of his true nature; but if and when the bolts and bars of the legal order fall apart and anarchy intervenes, it reveals itself for what it is.” Schopenhauer, Ethics
“Comrade Wolf knows who to eat, and he eats without listening to anyone.”
– Russian President Vladimir Putin referring to the United States