by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds
Ironically, autarky and these cultural dynamics arise from decentralization and the free flow of information, not one-world centralization.
In my recent essay Could the Deep State Be Sabotaging Hillary? I wrote:
“An increasingly powerful sector of the Deep State views the neo-con agenda as a disaster for American interests, and is far more focused on the Long Game of energy, food security, economic and military innovation and a productive response to climate change.”
This runs counter to the conventional view that the U.S. Deep State is rabidly attached to the neoconservative liberal hegemony model of geopolitical hard power. If you want some evidence for this shift, please read this essay from the journal of the Deep State, Foreign Affairs; if you read this carefully, you will find a devastating critique of the neo-con strategy and an alternative strategy based on autarky, a topic we’ll discuss in a moment.