"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
Yesterday I remarked that Pax Americana is powerful enough to disrupt the world but not powerful enough to stabilise it.
Now that I think about it, what is another phenomenon that looks like this?
A BARBARIAN HORDE
I know, i know… this is rather unfair… To some of the Barbarians. Even Genghis Khan managed to establish a huge empire that lasted for decades. The Americans can barely sustain a tiny nation like Iraq beyond a single one.