The Decline of American Power: The U.S. in a Chaotic World (Google eBook)

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The New Press, Dec 13, 2013 - Political Science - 324 pages
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The United States in decline? Its admirers and detractors alike claim the opposite: that America is now in a position of unprecedented global supremacy. But in fact, Immanuel Wallerstein argues, a more nuanced evaluation of recent history reveals that America has been fading as a global power since the end of the Vietnam War, and its response to the terrorist attacks of September 11 looks certain to hasten that decline. In this provocative collection, the visionary originator of world-systems analysis and the most innovative social scientist of his generation turns a practiced analytical eye to the turbulent beginnings of the 21st century. Touching on globalization, Islam, racism, democracy, intellectuals, and the state of the Left, Wallerstein upends conventional wisdom to produce a clear-eyed—and troubling$mdash;assessment of the crumbling international order.

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

A collection of essays on America's geopolitical status and, as the name suggests, its decline that international scheme. This is a book I'd dearly love to give more attention to at another time, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Burton-Rose - Goodreads

One of the best summaries of immediate post-Sept. 11 geopolitics available. Read full review


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