The Future of American Power

13 Sep

I have a book review of Francis Fukuyama’s America at the Crossroads up at SouthAsia-Online. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but here’s my takeaway observation:

But for the near future, Fukuyama’s observation that “American power remains critical to the world order” is less hubris than a pragmatic understanding that America has a central role to play in that order.   Not as benevolent hegemon imposing its whim but as a great power that, like it or not, needs the international community as much as it needs America. 



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