No, we're not talking Clemson and Ohio State here. Faithful readers will understand that I am a fan of Walter Russell Mead and his American Interest blog. Mead looks back at 2013 and sees winners and losers, setting the parameters thusly: "AI didn’t make moral judgments. This is a realist calculation, looking at who gained power during the year and who lost."
Ten Biggest Winners
Ten Biggest Losers
As always, Mead is thoughtful and interesting. In case you're wondering where the good old U.S. of A. lands on scorecard, consider this quote: "Whatever their politics, Americans should join in hoping for a better 2014."