Friday, April 3, 2009

A new world order?

Well, the G20 summit in London is now in the books. Some are heralding the beginning of a new world order. Others saw it as yet another schmoozefest. I'm still trying to make up my mind. But for now, the BBC has a good summary of what happened, what was agreed to, and makes at least a credible case for the new world order thesis.

The New York times is more equivocal. Here's their coverage:

More from me, when I've figured out what I think is behind the headlines. In the meantime, please let me know what you think: new world order, or old wine in a new bottle?

1 comment:

RD said...

Well, when I saw the picture of the Obamas with Sarko-Bruni, I was convinced that it is a new world order, at least when it comes to the first ladies of the world. Not to equate the two in any way, but both were utterly different than any of their predecessors.