Is the American Century Over.

Author:Carson, Michael J.
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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Is the American Century Over

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Polity

c/o Blackwell Publishing

350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148

www.blackwellpublishing.com

www.politybooks.com

9780745690063, $45.00, 152pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: For more than a century, the United States has been the world's most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place as the leading economic and political power. Does this mean that we are living in a post-American world? Will China's rapid rise spark a new Cold War between the two titans? "Is the American Century Over" is a compelling essay in which professional foreign policy analyst, Joseph Nye, explains why the American century is far from over and what the US must do to retain its lead in an era of increasingly diffuse power politics. America's superpower status may well be tempered by its own domestic problems and China's economic boom, he argues, but its military, economic and soft power capabilities will continue to outstrip those of its closest rivals for decades to come.

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