America in decline

posted by
August 7, 2011
In These Times
by Noam Chomsky  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"'It is a common theme' that the United States, which 'only a few years ago was hailed to stride the world as a colossus with unparalleled power and unmatched appeal, is in decline, ominously facing the prospect of its final decay,' Giacomo Chiozza writes in the current Political Science Quarterly. The theme is indeed widely believed. And with some reason, though a number of qualifications are in order. To start with, the decline has proceeded since the high point of U.S. power after World War II, and the remarkable triumphalism of the post-Gulf War '90s was mostly self-delusion." (08/05/11)  

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