Book review - Henry Kissinger: World Order

In this sense, Henry Kissinger’s book diverges from the aforementioned books. Kissinger alleges that there has never been a true “world order”. According to him, for most of the human history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order and each considered itself the center of the world. However, he claims that the true “world order” requires civilizations to engage each other. From his perspective, they are not destined to clash. On the other hand, as a respond to Fukuyama’s final form of human government thesis, Kissinger puts forward that “every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet, there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process, or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension”.

Authors: Özgür Tüfekçi
112