Beyond the Flat Post-American World

author: Walter M. Spink | September 2007

earth from space-thumbAfter the present decades of American megalomyopia . . . Thomas Friedman, looking toward our opening horizons, declares that the world is “flat”. Fareed Zakaria, seeing the USA’s eroding boundaries, proclaims the “rise of the rest”, in a post-American world.

A Disarming Story - Introduction

author: Walter M. Spink | September 2007

Disarming-Story-thumb-300x120With a number of threatening new applicants, some of whom you would not want to meet on a dark street at night, pushing into our once exclusive Nuclear Club, and with our arsenals being so compulsively enlarged, we are obsessively making a time bomb of our world.

A Disarming Story: Part One

author: Walter M. Spink | September 2007

Disarming-Story-thumb-300x120Inshallallah! My name is Ahmad Amir Sheikh. Of course I remember. How could I forget? I was only ten then, in 2031, but of course I remember when it blew up. It was late May, a beautiful summer day. They say that you could hear the roar for miles in every direction.

A Disarming Story: Part Two

author: Walter M. Spink | September 2007

Disarming-Story-thumb-300x120Looking back on our world community now, when I am fifty, it is strange to think how we struggled to protect our fences—to keep sacred our flags and our divisions. What a staggering shock it was to the whole divided world, to be told

A Disarming Story: Conclusion

author: Walter M. Spink | September 2007

Disarming-Story-thumb-300x120Please let me say this: my story is not in any way intended to approve the actions taken by the “Visionaries”. Nor does it suppose that some future global domination will necessarily be benign. Given an uncompromising commitment, a Hitler, or a Mao, or a Stalin, or a bin Laden . . .