- Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott believes the
United States may not exist in its current form in the 21st Century - because
nationhood throughout the world will become obsolete!
- Talbott, who is profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES on Monday
[for the second time in six months], has defined, shaped and executed the
Clinton administration's foreign policy. He has served at the State Department
since the first day of the Clinton presidency.
- Just before joining the administration, Talbott wrote
in TIME magazine -- in an essay titled "The Birth of the Global Nation"
-- that he is looking forward to government run by "one global authority."
- "Here is one optimist's reason for believing unity
will prevail ... within the next hundred years ... nationhood as we know
it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority,"
Talbott declared in the July 20, 1992 issue of TIME.
- "A phrase briefly fashionable in the mid-20th century
-- 'citizen of the world' -- will have assumed real meaning by the end
of the 21st."
- Talbott continued: "All countries are basically
social arrangements, accommodations to changing circumstances. No matter
how permanent and even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they
are all artificial and temporary."
- Talbott's belief that the United States of America and
other nations are "artificial and temporary" continues to cause
a rift inside of the State Department, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
- "I think we are losing sight that we work for the
American taxpayer, not Russia, not Asia," one State Department veteran
told the DRUDGE REPORT in Washington. "Mr. Talbott is completely consumed
with world order and has alienated many career employees here. [His] attitude
borders on obsession."
- In recent months, Talbott has come under fire for his
stand on Russia. The policy of financial and political engagement with
Russia as revelations pour forth of massive money-laundering schemes has
made Talbott the target of critics, reports John Broder at the TIMES.
- "We have to be calm and steady and have a clear
sense of purpose," Talbott tells Monday's NEW YORK TIMES.
- "One of my modest suggestions to the world is strategic
patience. We have to be calm and steady and have a clear sense of purpose
when that dynamic is discouraging, as it is today," Talbott explains.
- Global government has proven to be slightly more complicated
than one optimist dreamed.
- Filed by Matt Drudge Reports are moved when circumstances
for updates (c)DRUDGE REPORT 1999