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THE UNITED States has been the dominant world power since 1945, and U.S. leaders have long sought to preserve that privileged position. They understood, as did most Americans, that primacy brought important benefits. It made other states less likely to threaten America or its vital interests directly. The End of the American Era
After America - by Zbigniew Brzezinski Not so long ago, a high-ranking Chinese official, who obviously had concluded that America's decline and China's rise were both inevitable, noted in a burst of candor to a senior U.S. official: "But, please, let America not decline too quickly." Although the inevitability of the Chinese leader's expectation is still far from certain, he was right to be cautious when looking forward to America's demise. For if America falters, the world is unlikely to be dominated by a single preeminent successor -- not even China.
Between You and Me Considering the some trillion dollars per year spent on defense related activities, an overhaul of the budget is long overdue. Redefining American Power | The Majalla
Dan Drezner: The Rise or Fall of the American Empire - By Robert Kagan, Gideon Rachman, and Daniel W. Drezner
As leaders of the G-8 industrialized countries gather at Camp David later this week, there will be much talk of global leadership -- and of its importance for our crisis-prone world. Welcome to the New World Disorder - By Ian Bremmer
Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space NEW YORK – The 2008 financial crisis marked the end of the global order as we knew it. "America’s G-Zero Moment" by Ian Bremmer
Noam Chomsky: America's Decline Is Real -- and Increasingly Self-Inflicted | World February 14, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list:
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Robert Kagan: Against The Myth Of American Decline The myth of American decline. Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012.
Glory days: A pundit's rosy view of the Pax Americana—By Andrew J. Bacevich
We’re So Exceptional by Michael Ignatieff All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
Sorry, Mitt: It Won't Be an American Century - By Charles Kupchan
American Funk - Ian Buruma - Project Syndicate Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don't generally agree on much. Rotting From the Inside Out - By Michael A. Cohen
Photo Credit: ShutterStock.com Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse | World
Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative - Politics Even with the president’s approval rating showing signs of life and the Republicans busily bashing themselves over the head — “one is a practicing polygamist and he’s not even the Mormon,” retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently quipped about her party’s two frontrunners — America continues to track right, according to polling data released by the Gallup Organization last week. Americans at this political moment are significantly more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal: conservatives outnumber liberals by nearly two to one.
The Romney Doctrine?
Decline Watch: Is the U.S. Constitution going out of style?
5 Brave Religious Leaders Who Fought Christian Theocracy in America | Belief
How Santorum misunderstands Kennedy’s speech on religious freedom
God and Caesar in America
5 Supreme Court Decisions Pandering to Christianity | Belief
Is America on the Verge of Theocracy? 4 Fundamentalist Ideologies Threatening U.S. Liberty
The Truth About America's Religious Heritage
Where are the normal Christians?
Andrew Sullivan: Christianity in Crisis
Council for Secular Humanism
Is Our Republic Lost?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Rise of China
Balancing the East, Upgrading the West
The Second Gilded Age: Has America Become an Oligarchy? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
The Dark Money Shakedown
Not so super PACs
The Big-Lie Coup d'Etat)
Citizens United: Justice David Souter’s dissent in the Supreme Court’s momentous campaign finance case
How John Roberts Orchestrated Citizens United
The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has led to an explosion of campaign spending
America: The Best Country in the World at Being Last -- How Can We Change That?
America’s pill-popping capital
5 Things That Put America to Shame | News & Politics
Disgusting: 7 Million Kids and Mothers Suffer Extreme Poverty in the Richest Country in the World | Economy
Finding community in America's Appalachian region
How Joseph Stalin Invented 'American Exceptionalism' - Terrence McCoy - Politics
A Better Internationalism
The Enemy Within - By David Rothkopf
The Great American Novel
America's Spy State: How the Telecoms Sell Out Your Privacy | Civil Liberties
'Ameritopia': How Dumb Can Political Philosophy Get? - The Chronicle Review
Morals: Our great moral decline
Civil Society Reconsidered
The Difference Between Private and Public Morality)
America’s bankrupt morality
Strip-Search Case Reflects Death of American Privacy
The Potential Killers All Around Us
Hi-Ho! The US is a Police State
A Nation of Spies and Snitches - By J.M. Berger
150 Miles of Hell
Reports Reveal Two New Scandals in the Pepper-Spraying at UC Davis - Conor Friedersdorf - Politics
How Obama Became a Civil Libertarian's Nightmare
No Taxes, No Travel: Why the IRS Wants the Right to Seize Your Passport - Jacoba Urist - Business
Will a Militarized Police Force Facing Occupy Wall Street Lead to Another Kent State Massacre?
Police Handcuff Ga. Kindergartner For Tantrum
Detained in the U.S.: Filmmaker Laura Poitras Held, Questioned Some 40 Times at U.S. Airports
TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger
'Losing' the world: American decline in perspective
The imperial way: US decline in perspective
America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part I
$200 Oil and the Moscow-Beijing Alliance - Interview by Benjamin Pauker
How our election cycle screws up our foreign policy
"Foreign Policy Forgotten" by Christopher R Hill
More Than Just Remembering -- By Madeleine Albright and William Cohen
The Nerve of 'Do as We Say, Not as We Do' Foreign Policy - Wendy Kaminer - Politics