What interested me even more than the headlines was his little riff on the projection of American hegemony.
Well, the low body mass index (BMI) hegemony appears to be coming to an end.
The BRICS Bank looks, for all its founding rhetoric, like a platform for Chinese hegemony instead.
1560s, from Greek hegemonia "leadership, a leading the way, a going first;" also "the authority or sovereignty of one city-state over a number of others," as Athens in Attica, Thebes in Boeotia; from hegemon "leader," from hegeisthai "to lead," perhaps originally "to track down," from PIE *sag-eyo-, from root *sag- "to seek out, track down, trace" (see seek). Originally of predominance of one city state or another in Greek history; in reference to modern situations from 1860, at first of Prussia in relation to other German states.