Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Re-Primitivization of The Planet


Mark Steyn is interviewed in National Review this morning. Here's a quote:


Robert D. Kaplan refers to the failing parts of the map as “Indian territory,” which is a cute joke but misses the point, in that it presupposes that these rogue states will naturally be brought within the bounds of the civilized world. The opposite is happening. We’re seeing the reprimitivization of parts of the planet, but with a wrinkle: Primitive basket-case nothing states that can’t feed their own people are now nuclear powers. There’ll be a lot more of that in the years ahead.


Steyn has a new book out called America Alone. I intend to go down to Barnes & Noble today to buy it.