[lbo-talk] missing hegemon at the CFR

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Wed May 23 10:24:53 PDT 2007

Eh? How do you figure that? The subtext was that the invasion of Iraq was in no small part responsible for the U.S.'s weakened political position and the widespread antagonism towards us. Fixing that situation, insofar as it can be fixed at all, requires making nice with the rest of the world.


On May 23, 2007, at 1:10 PM, Steven L. Robinson wrote:

> All of which suggests no speedy withdrawal from Iran or Afghanistan
> and no reduction of the US military budget in the event the Dems
> win the Presidencey in 2008. SR
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>> Both Summers and Volcker looked stunned into silence for a while, and
>> then Summers said that that was a "powerful" observation couched as a
>> question. And Volcker expressed concern that managing a crisis would
>> be much more difficult now with the U.S. "politically weakened" and
>> the target of so much "antagonism" around the world. He worried that
>> Europe and the Asia might go off on their own. Someone else asked who
>> out there might "lend a hand" if the U.S. hit a wall. Another long
>> pause, and then Volcker doubted anyone would raise his hand as
>> volunteer, which prompted nervous chuckles.
>> Doug
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