A good friend of mine suggested we read Has the West Lost It? A Provocation (2018) by Kishore Mahbubani in order to discuss it.
I read it.
Mahbubani advocates a minimum of Western interventionism after what he sees as a period of Western arrogance in which the west humiliated both the Muslims and Russia. The book centers on the premise that economic growth will make everyone happier (except for the west which can no longer grow).
The book fails to mention the coming ecocalypse and does not seem to mind the violations of human rights.
In an astonishing case of academic incompetence, Mahbubani cites the “How does it feel?” Gabriel García Márquez hoax without acknowledging it as such:
Mahbubani had previously cited the hoax in his book Beyond the Age of Innocence (2005):
I might take some classes in geopolitics coming academic season.