If you want erudite and reasoned analysis of the roots of the current state if US foreign policy, Gwynne Dyer’s Future: Tense would be the book for you. [Funny, Amazon doesn’t seem to carry it.]

It plots the course and rationale for the neo-conservative revolution and its primary objectives: a Pax Americana enforced by special forces and weapons of high technology, and the diminishment (or dissolution) of the UN.

The book makes a strong case that this undertaking will lead to a multi-polar world, with regional blocs of economic-military alliance banded together to mutually defend each other. He draws comparisons to the world prior to the First World War and the spheres of influence in Goerge Orwell’s 1984.

Yummy good read.

May 22: Hmmm, the ideas in the book are pretty much spot on. Not bad for 18 years ago. All he missed was the climate crisis and the water wars.