As I’ve been saying, I am reading and reviewing World Order by Henry Kissinger, taking time to handwrite quotations and comments in great detail. If I could only merge How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth and Glimpses of Heaven on Earth, as well as all my ideas and blogs on those subjects, with Henry Kissinger’s book.
He states that there has never been world order, but we desperately need it. I fervently agree. It’s sort of like optimism meeting pessimism. I understand his point of view since he is a historian, as well as a National Securities Council member, was secretary of state for two presidents, and was an advisor for others. He’s seen wars, and I’m sure he wants to end them.
I believe one of the keys to end war is globalization. China and the United States were once adversaries, but now we are trading partners. It’s not a perfect relationship, but it’s one that can flow into greater and greater cooperation.
India is another bright spot of over a billion people that can grow in trade and all kinds of mutually beneficial endeavors.
Russia is a corrupt troublemaker, and as long as President Putin reigns, it’s likely to stay that way.
The Middle East—largely due to President Obama and Secretary Clinton—has huge geopolitical and regional problems. President Obama should have left a stability force in Iraq to preserve their fledgling democracy, just as America did in Germany and Japan after World War II.
Read Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom for the Twenty-First Century. Reagan certainly had vision, and was able to accomplish so much. Henry Kissinger gives him a large part of the credit for ending the Cold War. He also invigorated our economy for twenty-five years. His basic approach was to lower taxes and regulations. That formula will work again.