America's strength has made it a sort of Gulliver in world affairs: By wiggling its toes it can, often inadvertently, break the arm of a Lilliputian.
Mohsin Hamid is a (Pakistani/British) writer. He is the author of three notable novels, 'Moth Smoke', 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', and 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia'.
His writing has been featured on bestseller lists, adapted for the cinema, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, selected as winner or finalist of twenty awards, and translated into more than thirty languages. Born in Lahore, he has spent about half his life there and much of the rest in London, New York, and California.