The Inca Empire is an excellent example of a Leviathan that brought about its own demise. So oppressive was the regime that it's no wonder the Spaniards found many enemies willing to help topple the empire.
Biden's team is dominated by liberal internationalists, and just as their aggressive approach to China is the wrong one to take in the Indo-Pacific, it has long been counterproductive in eastern and southern Europe.
While 9/11 is mainly forgotten, a deafening trumpet announces the presence of other supposed crises, such as covid and climate change. The Leviathan is now excited and encouraged by the possibilities of new rules and new IDs.