The Decline of American Power: The U.S. in a Chaotic World

The Decline of American Power: The U.S. in a Chaotic World


The usa in decline? Its admirers and detractors alike declare the other: that the USA is now ready of extraordinary international supremacy. yet in reality, Immanuel Wallerstein argues, a extra nuanced overview of modern historical past finds that the USA has been fading as an international strength because the finish of the Vietnam struggle, and its reaction to the terrorist assaults of September eleven seems bound to hasten that decline. during this provocative assortment, the visionary originator of world-systems research and the main leading edge social scientist of his iteration turns a practiced analytical eye to the turbulent beginnings of the twenty first century. bearing on globalization, Islam, racism, democracy, intellectuals, and the country of the Left, Wallerstein upends traditional knowledge to provide a clear-eyed—and troubling—assessment of the crumbling foreign order.

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