Stephen Holmes on World Order - Dictionary of Arguments
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World Order/Krastev/Holmes: The coming clash between America and China is bound to be world-changing, but it will be about trade, resources, technology, turf and the ability to shape a global environment hospitable to the two countries’ very different national interests and ideals.
Human Future: It will not involve a conflict between rival universal visions of the human future, in which each side attempts to recruit allies to its side by ideological conversion and revolutionary regime change.
Morals: In today’s international system, naked power asymmetries have already begun to replace alleged moral asymmetries. This explains why the Sino-American rivalry cannot be accurately described as ‘a new Cold War’.
Coalitions: Alliances are dissolving and re-coalescing kaleidoscopically, with countries abandoning long-term ideological partnerships for ephemeral marriages of convenience._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The Common Law Mineola, NY 1991
The Light that Failed: A Reckoning London 2019