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The new world disorder

The new world disorder

With the tumultuous events of the past year slowly receding in our rear view mirror, we can reasonably say that the world of 2017 is going to be fundamentally different from that of 2016. A great transformation has occurred in the past few months that will leave the United States and the world dramatically changed.

The election of President Donald Trump, which left many conservatives elated and many liberals in despair, is only part of a larger picture of a revolution in world affairs. In the aftermath of the Cold War, many commentators described a "new world order," in which ancient conflicts of us-against-them were all replaced by America's leadership in a community of...