Wanted: Global 'Conductor'

U.S. loses its status as economic world power: world ruler?

"Davos 2008 has laid bare a world in which no superpower seems to be in charge. The unipolar American moment is deemed over..."

"The metaphor for Davos 2008 came when its executive chairman, Klaus Schwab, suggested onstage to Condoleezza Rice that America was a piano and the world the orchestra. Playing metaphorically on the secretary of state's talents as a pianist, Schwab asked whether the piano and orchestra could play together in harmony.Rice asked whether Schwab wanted to be the conductor. But among the 2,500 top chief executives, politicians and intellectuals at the meeting, many believe there is no conductor at all."

"Yet, for the most part, I heard little triumphalism about America's dimming role. Just the opposite. None of the rising powers is ready for a global leadership role. International institutions have little power. And without a conductor to lead the global orchestra, there will be no concert."
"I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive." John 5:43

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