After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order

After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order

by Emmanuel Todd
     
 

After the Empire is a provocative and sobering look at America's changing role on the global stage. Emmanuel Todd uses demographic and economic factors to diagnose America's waning hegemony, offering a compelling reevaluation of its status as a superpower. Burdened by enormous domestic and foreign trade deficits, the declining value of the U.S. dollar, the

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After the Empire is a provocative and sobering look at America's changing role on the global stage. Emmanuel Todd uses demographic and economic factors to diagnose America's waning hegemony, offering a compelling reevaluation of its status as a superpower. Burdened by enormous domestic and foreign trade deficits, the declining value of the U.S. dollar, the unanticipated bankruptcy of several prominent companies, and the fact that it can no longer subsist on its own production, America is becoming ever more dependent on foreign money. And as it continues to anger foreign allies and enemies alike with its military and ideological policies, America is beginning to experience a resistance to its unilateralism. A critically acclaimed, international best-seller, After the Empire is an urgent appeal for America to return to its role as a democratic, productive, and cooperative member of the global community.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231131025
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Myth of Universal TerrorismDemocracy as A ThreatImperial DimensionsThe Fragility of TributeThe Movement Away from UniversalismConfront the Strong or Attack the Weak?The Return of RussiaThe Emancipation of EuropeConclusion: EndgameNotes

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