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After America: life after the American century

Author: Paul Starobin
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
Journalist Starobin mixes fresh reportage with rigorous historical analysis to envision a world in which the United States is no longer the dominant superpower. The American Century has passed, argues Starobin, due in large part to America's military overreach in the Middle East; resurgent nationalism and economic expansion in Russia, China, and India; the tarnished American model of free- market capitalism; and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Starobin
ISBN: 9780670020942 067002094X
OCLC Number: 422650991
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Prologue: High Tide: August 1991, Moscow --
pt. 1. The Ascendancy --
Ch. 1. "Never Imitate": A Civilization Is Born --
Ch. 2. America Preeminent --
Ch. 3. Accidental Empire --
pt. 2. End of the Ascendancy --
Ch. 4. Middling America --
Ch. 5. Goliath Bound --
Ch. 6. The Return of Russia --
pt. 3. After America Worlds --
Ch. 7. Chaos --
Ch. 8. Multipolar World --
Ch. 9. Chinese Century --
Ch. 10. City-States --
Ch. 11. Universal Civilization --
pt. 4. America, After America --
Ch. 12. After America California --
Conclusion: Life After the American Century.
Responsibility: by Paul Starobin.

Abstract:

Journalist Starobin mixes fresh reportage with rigorous historical analysis to envision a world in which the United States is no longer the dominant superpower. The American Century has passed, argues Starobin, due in large part to America's military overreach in the Middle East; resurgent nationalism and economic expansion in Russia, China, and India; the tarnished American model of free- market capitalism; and the growth of transnational institutions. Following an insightful analysis of America's global ascendancy, Starobin explores five possible scenarios: an age of chaos like the one following the collapse of the Roman Empire; a multipolar order of nations in which America would be one great power among others; China becoming the dominant superpower; an age of global city-states; or a form of world government. A concluding section explores how California--the eighth largest economy in the world and among the most sophisticated spots on the planet--is already starting to move beyond the American Century.--From publisher description.

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