This article (in German, unfortunately) is exactly antipode to yesterday’s SPIEGEL analysis. It basically says, America will prevail as the world’s leading superpower, at least for a few decades longer. Robert Kagan is a historian and currently serves as a campaign advisor to Mitt Romney.
My personal take on the species and the planet is: I don’t like us. We’re a savage, primitive species with no respect for creation whatsoever. We are actually not worthy of even speaking the word ‘God’ or ‘divine’ as we have no concept of it. The fact that one superpower dominates the rest of the world and the fact that it must be this way (according to Kagan) in order to make sure of some form of stability is deeply disgusting and disappointing to me. And I make no difference, whether that superpower happens to be the US or China or Russia or who the fuck ever.