Is a 'Pax Americana' possible?
And if it is
possible, is it a good thing or a bad thing? It depends on who you ask.
And if not the US, then who? Europe
has neither the force of arms nor the political cohesiveness. China
seems to be the only other contender, but it begs the question: should America even try
to mediate world disputes, or intervene when (and only
when) our national interests are at stake?
posted by mrmanley
on Aug 14, 2002 -
"The Web, left to its own devices, would be the exact opposite of that: It's like a giant city with no neighborhoods; it needs these kind of meta-filters
, these second-level kind of things, whether it is Yahoo or Google or Slashdot, to rein in that chaos and turn it to something more organized." From the second page
of an interview
with the author of Emergence
, Steven Johnson (also co-founder of Feed
posted by adrianhon
on Nov 28, 2001 -