Thanks to Srikanth Meenakshi for pointing to this article, INDIA AND AMERICA: PROSPECTS FOR A PARTNERSHIP By Henry A. Kissinger.
As Srikanth points out it is really fascinating to see how this mind thinks. Read it with what was revealed just 9 months ago. (BBC – Kissinger regrets India comments). In revealed state documents
Now, here is the same guy, older now and perhaps wiser, trying to assess the importance of
Let us generalize his ponderance on globalization
Globalization frequently imposes unsymmetrical sacrifices in the sense that benefits and costs affect different elements of society differently. The losers in that process will seek redress through their political system, which is national. The success of globalization breeds a temptation for protectionism and the need to combine technical achievement with human concern.
Indeed, success of globalization has bread protectionism in America – as can be seen in canadian soft-wood lumber and beef or japanese steel. So when Kissinger says “India and America have an opportunity to overcome these temptations by joint efforts” – read that India should be prepared to give up eventually to the american might.