Strategic Impasse: Social Origins of Geopolitical Disarray
"Damned if you do; damned if you don┐t" voices the strategic impasse the USA finds itself in today. Liberal interventionism and globalization┐the two pillars of the international system┐seem not to work. Explaining the inability of Western powers to enact wise initiatives, Corradi explores the de-coupling of political systems: we are connected with each other but disconnected from policy makers. The paradox of increased connectivity and collective disengagement sets a perverse dynamic between publics and elites, with a serious impact on world affairs. Corradi analyzes the social bases of present dilemmas and how incipient decline can be managed, and paralysis overcome.