How America can survive – even prosper – in the 21st century

Summary: This is one chapter a series about America's grand strategy, ways America can survive - even prosper - in an age of new rivals, where 4th generation warfare (4GW) is the dominant mode of war. Ideas that have worked in the past might guarantee failure today. See links at the end for the full … Continue reading How America can survive – even prosper – in the 21st century

Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on America to win

Summary:  The world is wracked by a clash of civilizations. America is the aggressor. The rest of the world is on the defensive. Today we discuss why America is winning, with eventual victory almost certain: western culture will crush our foes, as it did in the Cold War. That means empathy for our foes should be … Continue reading Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on America to win

Are we following in the footsteps of Athens? Let’s leave the path before we come to the same end.

Summary:  America can develop a sound grand strategy, if only we clearly see the path we're now on.  Perhaps an analogy from history can help. 'What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it? --- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Colin Powell (chairman of the Joint … Continue reading Are we following in the footsteps of Athens? Let’s leave the path before we come to the same end.

The intelligentsia takes easy steps to abandoning America

Summary of conclusions to my review of comments on this site about reforming America.  These are provocative speculation,s nothing more, based on a tiny sample.  However, we are in trouble if these are representative of America's intelligentsia.  These comments show a deep alienation from our Republic, going beyond indifference to antipathy.  This situation has historical analogs, in which a dissatisfied … Continue reading The intelligentsia takes easy steps to abandoning America

How America can survive and even prosper in the 21st Century – part II

Summary: This is one chapter a series about America's grand strategy; see links at the end for the full series to date. Here is part one of a two-part sketch of how America can survive - even prosper - in an age where 4th generation warfare (4GW) is the dominant mode of war. This is … Continue reading How America can survive and even prosper in the 21st Century – part II