The Second World Matters in a Post-American World

I’ve been watching a lot of Charlie Rose conversations lately. Last night Parag Khanna was on the program discussing his views in his book, The Second World – Empires & Influence in the New Global Order. Very informative and insightful discussions on geopolitics and global economics. Check it.

In general, Khanna’s view is a complement to Fareed Zakaria’s Post-American World. His book has been on my reading list for a while now. This interview jacks it up on top of my list.

I
resonate with Khanna’s and Zakaria’s perspectives because they look at
politics from the point of view of other nations rather than from an
American-centric viewpoint (like some of our political leaders and
political pundits who are stuck in partisan ideologies). Also, their
views, though critical of U.S. foreign policies, are not anti-American.
They are raising the awareness of the public and key people in
leadership positions to shift their perspectives to a more
world-centric, global, and less self-centered view of things. It’s good to know that Parag Khanna is an advider to Barack Obama.

I’m looking forward to reading Khanna’s book. In the meantime, let’s all wave goodbye to hegemony 🙂