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Quo Vadis?

The old EM (EuroModernist)  template is fading.
The world has moved on.
The West* flouted every precept of it, since the last quarter of the 20th century onwards , and it is  now seen as a travesty,  by  the  (newly) enlightened in the  emergent world.
That is , perhaps, another kind of ‘woke’ ?
So , the ‘liberal-capitalist’ paradigm is moribund.
Fukayama(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_History_and_the_Last_Man) was, straight-up,  and flat out, wrong.
So what can we expect, realistically?

The West will turn to , as is already becoming apparent , to some , or other, unstable,  uninspiring, form of “Neo-Fascist/ Neo-Feudal”  (I use the terms very loosely)  melange.: an angry polity ,  in combo with a  torpid economy, and a divided society.
The Rest will gravitate to sort of a ‘China Model’: a  market economy  governed strictly  by  a paternalist state  (a ‘Confucian’ Model?)  pledged to collective welfare – as deemed by their governors.
These latter will thrive.
All the glitz of the West stemmed from Empire (and NOT  merely the hyped-up force of ‘capitalism’, as runs the official  Narrative).
And that empire is on the wane.
There is only One other, alternate,  possibility.
That the West will end the world , rather than accept decline. 
So,  that’s what’s on the cards.
As the  old adage goes, time will tell?
btw The term ‘West’ , in my usage, always applies to the governors, not the hoi polloi:the ‘people’ , regrettably, have very little to do with Policy , despite the benumbing political rhetoric of ‘democracy’. Also, I am merely reading tea leaves here, in these prognostications – I take no sides.

[© R.Kanth 2023]

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).

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