Global Geopolitics: A Bird’s Eye View

One problem in understanding geopolitics is the tendency to get lost in the “trees” of nations states and therefore to miss the forest. This is easy to do because we do not have a world state from which to make an analysis. This article attempts to pull the major countries, their organizations and their conflicts into a single whole. What struck us most is that Chinese and Indian trade is overtaking Chinese and US trade. An additional problem for the empire is that China and India are trading in local currencies, leaving the dollar behind.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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