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Zbigniew Brzeziński

Data de nascimento: 28. Março 1928
Data de falecimento: 26. Maio 2017
Outros nomes: Збигнев Бжезинский

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski foi um cientista político, geopolítico e estadista estadunidense, de origem polonesa. Brzezinski serviu como Conselheiro de Segurança Nacional dos Estados Unidos durante a presidência de Jimmy Carter, entre 1977 e 1981.

Conhecido por sua posição intervencionista em política externa, em uma época na qual o Partido Democrata tendia de modo crescente ao isolacionismo , sua política externa realista é considerada por alguns como a resposta Democrata ao realismo de Henry Kissinger, do Partido Republicano. Ele foi um crítico da chamada Guerra ao Terror. Ele foi uma das pessoas que apoiaram o acordo nuclear com o Irã em 2015.

Citações Zbigniew Brzeziński

„O BRIC não existe como bloco. É apenas um amontoado de letras e o Brasil precisa parar de pensar que é o país do futuro.“

„We have a large public that is very ignorant about public affairs and very susceptible to simplistic slogans by candidates who appear out of nowhere, have no track record, but mouth appealing slogans“

„The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.“ Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era

„Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued. And it makes it much more difficult for any president to pursue an intelligent policy that does justice to the complexity of the world.“

„History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy“

„A great deal of world politics is a fundamental struggle, but it is also a struggle that has to be waged intelligently.“

„In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.“ Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era

„[American exceptionalism] is a reaction to the inability of people to understand global complexity or important issues like American energy dependency. Therefore, they search for simplistic sources of comfort and clarity. And the people that they are now selecting to be, so to speak, the spokespersons of their anxieties are, in most cases, stunningly ignorant.“

„One has to understand what the enemy is all about: the enemy's history, the enemy's culture, the enemy's aspirations. If you understand these well, you can perhaps move towards peace.“

„Another threat, less overt but no less basic, confronts liberal democracy. More directly linked to the impact of technology, it involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled and directed society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific knowhow. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control. Under such circumstances, the scientific and technological momentum of the country would not be reversed but would actually feed on the situation it exploits.

… Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society.“

„Because you can't intervene everywhere, you don't conclude you can't intervene anywhere.“

„The world became more aware that America-despite being the hope of many who have the personal drive and ambition to become part of the "American dream"-is beset by serious operational challenges: a massive and growing national debt, widening social inequality, a cornucopian culture that worships materialism, a financial system given to greedy speculation, and a polarized political system“ Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

„This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept.“

„To resolve conflicts, excessive ambitions and one's own fears and aspirationis must be sacrificed.“

„Too rich to be relevant to the world's poor, [Europe] attracts immigration but cannot encourage imitation. Too passive regarding international security. Too self-satisfied, it acts as if its central political goal is to become the worlds most comfortable retirement home. Too set in its ways, it fears multicultural diversity“ The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives

„The ongoing changes in the distribution of global power and mounting global strife make it all the more imperative that America not retreat into an ignorant garrison-state mentality or wallow in self-righteous cultural hedonism“ Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power

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