America Won't Be Europe's Babysitter For Long
Editor's note: In an interview with Laure Mandeville of FigaroVox, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff discusses his new book, "The World Needs the West," which analyzes the hangover of Western democracies, thirty years after the collapse of communism.
In a book just published in Germany and soon available in English, "The World Needs the West," the German intellectual describes the risks of the emergence of "digital dictatorships" in China and Russia as well as the gaps that have widened with Eastern Europe. He denounced the optimism that had turned to triumphalism and stressed that obsessed with the fall of the Wall, we had failed to consider the warning of the tanks rolling in Tiananmen Square. While analyses on the end of the West are multiplying, he nevertheless refuses the fatality of a defeated West, calling for being "intractable on how to live our values but cautious and moderate when it comes to spreading them."