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What would the world look like if America were to reduce its role as a global leader in order to focus all its energies on solving its problems at home?
Is America really in decline?
These are the two fundamental questions this brief book tries to answer.
Of course, the answer is - it's complicated. However, Kagan does a nice job of putting the United States current role in historical context which shines a bright light at how fleeting power structures are in human history and how unique the current order is.
I felt the author's look at what our modern world could look like if the United States were to reduce it's influence to be balanced and well thought out.
I found myself stopping my reading simply to think about some of his observations.
Well worth reading.