The answer to failing government

Is bigger government, of course. And by bigger, they mean global. The only problem, it seems, is that there is an unfortunate lack of “an extraordinary crisis” that impedes Man’s self-appointed saviors the ability to impose it.

September 11th could become the demarcation point of this new era much as 1648 and the Treaty of Westphalia marked the beginning of the state-centric system of the international order. While the analogy is loose, it won’t take centuries for the effects of globalization and the end or at least the transition of the Westphalian era to take hold.

Beyond this inflection point in international politics, still unabsorbed and misunderstood by most governments and people, a second reality complicates taking effective action in what could truly be a “new world order,” the description coined by U.S. President George H.W. Bush after the implosion of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago.

Failed and failing government from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe with Brussels and Washington in between is the largest collective impediment to the betterment of mankind.

Without an extraordinary crisis, little is likely to be done to reverse or limit the damage imposed by failed or failing governance. The United States is Exhibit A although there are far too many competitors for that title.

You don’t suppose anyone would, you know, create one? Given that the lack of one is an “impediment to the betterment of mankind” and all. No, of course not! That would be conspiracy theory…..