The World America Made

The World America Made

Book - 2012
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"What would the world look like if America were to reduce its role as a global leader in order to focus all its energies on solving its problems at home? And is America really in decline? Robert Kagan ... paints a vivid, alarming picture of what the world might look like if the United States were truly to let its influence wane"--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307961310
0307961311
Branch Call Number: 327.73 K119w 2012
Characteristics: 149 p. ; 20 cm

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naturalist
Dec 15, 2014

author info: http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/kagan_robert

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StarGladiator
Dec 15, 2014

What if . . . what if Kagan ever had to actually work for a living? /// What would the world look like if America were to reduce its role as a global leader in order to focus all its energies on solving its problems at home? \\\ This is such a preposterous book. The author, one of the founding members of PNAC, or Project for a New American Century - - a most extremist group - - posits a fantasy reality, as if global economic warfare and resource theft are nonexistent! [And what occurred to the Roman Empire is exactly what is occuring today in America, a select group is overextending to reap as much ill-gotten profit as possible.] Tha author is married to Victoria Nuland.

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EricTheMailman
Oct 03, 2014

What would the world look like if America were to reduce its role as a global leader in order to focus all its energies on solving its problems at home?

Is America really in decline?

These are the two fundamental questions this brief book tries to answer.

Of course, the answer is - it's complicated. However, Kagan does a nice job of putting the United States current role in historical context which shines a bright light at how fleeting power structures are in human history and how unique the current order is.

I felt the author's look at what our modern world could look like if the United States were to reduce it's influence to be balanced and well thought out.

I found myself stopping my reading simply to think about some of his observations.

Well worth reading.

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rustin_dudley
Aug 27, 2014

rustin_dudley thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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