The End of History / Serial Amnesiacs
Posted by Hal Neumann (+9960) 4 years ago
“But as has been said before, Americans are serial amnesiacs. And today, after more than 70 years of great-power peace and a quarter-century of unrivaled global supremacy, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. The U.S.-led international order has been so successful, for so long, that Americans have come to take it for granted. They have forgotten what that order is meant to prevent in the first place: the sort of utter breakdown of the international system, the descent into violence and great-power war that has been all too common throughout human history.”

Opinion: “The End of History Is the Birth of Tragedy”
Hal Brands & Charles Edel
May 29, 2017