Friday, August 19, 2011

What It Takes to Run the World

Not that there is any similarity, but many years ago I read, "Women Who Run With the Wolves," a book about wolves and women who share a psychic bond in their fierceness, grace and devotion to mate and community. This comparison referenced in the book defines the archetype of the Wild Woman, a female in touch with her primitive side and her ability to rely on gut feelings to make choices.

Now, to the point of this post. Parag Khanna, a leading geo-strategist and world traveler, has authored "How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance. I have not read it yet. Khanna addresses a lot of complex issues. One being:  Will 21st century diplomacy be complex?

Find out here.  Book available at Amazon.  Question posted there:
Q: What can America do to manage such a complex new global order?

A: America’s footprint in the world is much greater than that of its government alone. American companies spread financing, technology and management know-how around the globe, American universities have set up campuses across the Middle East and Asia to educate the next generation of leaders, and American citizens and charities are the most generous in the world. So America needs to stay open and engaged in the ways that have made it the most respected leader in decades past. Where America builds relations among citizens and not just governments, such as with Europe, Japan and India, alliances are much more long-lasting and stable.
So you can decide:  Run with the wolves or run the world?

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