Has the long and uninterrupted march towards globalisation and world economic interdependence reached a zenith and begun to regress?
What will be the consequences for the United States and for the world?
The author explains the fundamental shift that foreign and domestic policies have taken under George W. Bush, since September 11, 2001.
Besides attempting to focus a critical light on the new international geopolitical situation against the backdrop of the war in Iraq, the book adopts the larger perspective of the evolution of Western civilization over the last five and a half centuries, that is, since the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
The book deals with such topics as "the Just War Theory", "a comparison between the 1968 "Brezhnev Doctrine" and the 2002 "Bush Doctrine", "the Helsinki Principes" ...etc.