By Zaki Laidi
During this provocative and incisive e-book, Zaki Laidi argues that as our global turns into ever higher, our skill to discover that means in it diminishes. With the top of communism got here the tip of the intimate alliance among energy and beliefs. No energy in our globalised global can to any extent further declare to supply that means. In depression we glance again to outdated versions (religious traditions, nationalism, ethnicity) to provide us a feeling of identification. yet in a globalised international in an everlasting kingdom of flux, just how powerful are those outdated certainties?
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Yet how can we reply to these internal challenges except by reference to the issue of foundation, once the external threat is no longer there to serve as a foil, a counter-example, a ‘counterfoundation’? Does not the weakening of the democratic link in all Western democratic societies result from the difficulty in finding a basis for this link now that the list of perils and conflicts has been profoundly modified? Rorty does not reply convincingly to these essential questions. He leaves to one side the main objection of those such as Koselleck, for whom the disappearance of a horizon of expectation, which is basically only the projection onto the future of one or more foundations, necessarily leads to questioning the experience of the present.
Of the three principles of the Enlightenment that provided a framework for the message of the new world order, the first—that it is a radically new era—is probably the one which was best founded. Here, the false interpretation was not a result of overestimating the change induced by the end of the Cold War, but of underestimating its radical nature by reducing the change to just the end of communism. But, though the death of communism is fundamental to understanding the end of the Cold War, it is increasingly less pertinent to 26 THE FALL OF THE WALL understanding the post-Cold War world.
Five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall it is precisely this process which can be seen in Africa or the Arab world. In fact, the advance of democracy in these societies since 1989 is very limited, while all the regimes in these two areas seem to have become extremely fragile following the collapse of communism. 6 In Africa, the regime in Zimbabwe bears witness to an amazing capacity for survival, despite the death of the two political resources on which its political legitimacy was founded: the model of ‘scientific socialism’ and the foil of a racist South Africa.
A World Without Meaning: The Crisis of Meaning in International Politics by Zaki Laidi