American decline and world disorder

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The latent and actual power that the United States has enjoyed in the international states system since Woodrow Wilson while exceptional, does not confer upon it, of course, immunity to the historical process of decline that befalls the major powers in world history. The adverse impact of the Great Recession of 2008 and the twin quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan, coupled with the impressive rise of China, have sparked a renewed debate in recent years about American decline. This essay contributes to this debate.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GovernmentWofford CollegeSpartanburgUSA

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