God and Gold: American Strategy
Presentation by Walter Mead (Bard College, USA) "God and Gold: American Strategy" in the framework of the "Economics and Culture" Seminar (58–60 Galernaya Street).
Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and editor-at-large of The American Interest. He is the author of several books: Special Providence: "American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World" (2001, winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize and nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ross Book Award), "Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk" (2004), "God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World" (2008). He is a contributing editor to and writer on international affairs for Los Angeles Times; he also writes articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces for Harper's, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other magazines and newspapers. Professor Mead was a finalist for the National Magazine Award (essays and criticism, 1997), and was a President's Fellow of the World Policy Institute at The New School (1987–1997).
In his public remarks, Professor Mead will address the prospects for the preservation of the so-called Anglosphere, which he chronicled in his book "God and Gold." Specifically, he will address the Anglo-American tradition of world power from the 17th century to the present, highlighting changes underway in transatlantic relations since the ascendance of President Trump. Professor Mead will discuss how the individualism inherent in British and American society was instrumental for their rise to global power, and he will discuss the persistence of the order they create.