The shift in the world’s geopolitical axis feeds the United States’ fear that mechanisms of social promotion, which lies at the heart of the American way of life, are broken. And when they are afraid, Americans tend to withdraw into their island, in the conviction that all threats are external. Promising to make America great again, Donald Trump has successfully interpreted the myth of insularity, which has its roots in the country’s history. In order to understand the contemporary United States, one needs to resort to a geopolitical analysis, identifying the remote causes of recent events and envisaging future scenarios. This involves not only the United States, but indeed the rest of the world as well.
Manlio Graziano teaches Geopolitics and Geopolitics of Religions at the Sorbonne, the Haute Ecole de Commerce and the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies.