I do read Chronicles Magazine periodically and want to point out an interesting piece by Srdja Trifkovic. The reason for this is that I do lean (still) towards Northern Belt civilization idea. That is why I also do not take Dugin, a devout Eurasianist ideologue, too seriously.
And while I agree with fundamental message of this article, I, honestly, can not see the emergence of this "new thinking" from US "elites". Yes, Trump Presidency, even if impeded by US neocon-neoliberal cabal, leaves some "wiggling room" for rationalizing such a possibility. But, I don't see anything of like emerging until US (I dismiss NATO and Europe here--those are not subjects of history anymore) begins to actually formulate her national interests, not to be mistaken with the interests of Wall Street and Military-Industrial-Media Complex. In general, no serious consideration could be given to such an idea in the nation whose legislative body swears its allegiance to Israel first and own nation second. Pan-European Entente' is NOT possible whilst US foreign policy is formulated by ethnic and religious mafias. Plus, it is too late anyway. And while emotionally I share Trifkovic's sentiment to a degree:
"In an uncertain and constantly brutal world, the Northerners must find the way of banding together, lest they be defeated in detail. This historic opportunity has been open to us since the end of the Cold War, but no U.S. leader has recognized it or acted upon its geopolitical imperative. Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama have all opted to pursue global hegemony, ideologically construed, and devoid of any tangible relation to our country’s rationally defined interests. Trump can and should reintroduce grand-strategic sanity, and help prolong the life of a civilization in mortal peril. Whether it will survive is an open question. That it is utterly doomed in its current form is beyond doubt."
It has to be openly stated--salvation of the United States and of the European Civilization will not come from within the economic and ideological framework (Уклад--Formation, Lay-Up) of globalist, transnational financial capitalism--the system which is itself in a death throes and still can light the world on the fire of WW III. I can only refer Trifkofic to the obvious conclusion by Edik Limonov who largely correctly stated recently about Russia: "We are the West now". Until this geopolitical fact is understood and internalized, that Marseilles, London or Brussels are not Europe anymore, no serious discussion on Pan-European Entente is possible. This is not to mention European limitrophes such as Poland, Baltic States or even Sweden who in their Russo-phobic insanity will do their utmost to impede such a discussion. But then again, if history is any indication, United States seems to have a very vague idea about exchange rate in geopolitical currency.