The world beyond Bush

The New Statesman
January 9, 2008

Much rides on who becomes president of the United States. The list of candidates promises substantial change. Whoever it is will be dogged by his or her inheritance: a United States distrusted, less loved and respected than in the era of Bill Clinton or even of George Bush the Elder, a world whose peace and order depends on a network of treaties and conventions which have been shredded or holed, a queue of countries ripped by internal conflict or trying to recover from the chaos of war. more