by Roberto Quaglia
Anyone who is interested in the so-called facts of the world knows that beyond the kaleidoscopes of talks about minimal matters, the only question that really matters is: will the future of the world be unipolar or multipolar?
To be clear: the unipolar world is a world dominated by a single political pole, while a multipolar world is a world in which several important poles of power coexist. The United States has long expressed its intention to consolidate indefinitely their unipolar moment resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union. We recall in this regard a famous speech by George Bush pronounced on September 11th, 1991, that is exactly 10 years before that other most famous September 11, a speech in which he solemnly announced the advent of a new world order, led by the United States.
And we also remember the equally famous document ten years later, by the American neocons “Project For a New American Century” – whose title is already a whole program. That of an American-centered world government is also a subject dear to the American science fiction literature of the 50s – I particularly remember Isaac Asimov claiming that either the world would have given itself a world government or humanity would have died out in a nuclear war. The naive axiomatic truth that this future world government would in any case reflect the fundamental characteristics of American society and values was quite evident in this literature.Continue reading