30 septembre 2008

 

La chute de l'empire américain ?





Des centaines de manifestants à Wall Street le 25 septembre



A shattering moment in America's fall from power.

Nouveau : Traduction française ...

Encore un article en anglais, je sais. Désolé, mais il va falloir que les lecteurs fidèles du Poireau Rouge, dont près de 80 % sont en France, se mettent à travailler un peu leur anglais, s'ils ne comprennent pas. Mais comme je pense qu'ils sont au courant de ce qui s'écrit dans la presse française, cela peut apporter un éclairage différent. Surtout que les Etats-Unis et la Grande-Bretagne sont les pays dont les dirigeants politiques et économiques ont le plus fait pour démontrer, malgré eux, que les anticapitalistes avaient raison.

Celui-ci est de John Gray et a été publié dans The Observer.

/.../ the upheaval we are experiencing is more than a financial crisis, however large. Here is a historic geopolitical shift, in which the balance of power in the world is being altered irrevocably. The era of American global leadership, reaching back to the Second World War, is over.

/.../ The fate of empires is very often sealed by the interaction of war and debt. That was true of the British Empire, whose finances deteriorated from the First World War onwards, and of the Soviet Union. Defeat in Afghanistan and the economic burden of trying to respond to Reagan's technically flawed but politically extremely effective Star Wars programme were vital factors in triggering the Soviet collapse. Despite its insistent exceptionalism, America is no different. The Iraq War and the credit bubble have fatally undermined America's economic primacy. The US will continue to be the world's largest economy for a while longer, but it will be the new rising powers that, once the crisis is over, buy up what remains intact in the wreckage of America's financial system.

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Comments:
Colin,you could always translate.Just a thought.love your blog btw.
A french lass from Wales.
 
Thanks, French lass from Wales. Look me up whenever you're in Paris.
 
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