Bremmer urges us to think more deeply about what sort of role America should play and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three competing options:
• Independent America: America should no longer take responsibility for solving other people’s problems, and instead should lead by example.
• Moneyball America: Washington can’t meet every international challenge, but we can and should focus on opportunities and defend U.S. interests where they’re threatened.
• Indispensable America: Only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms.
There are sound arguments for and against each of these choices, but we must choose. Washington can no longer improvise a foreign policy without a lasting commitment to a coherent strategy.
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"I promise to tell you exactly what I believe and why I believe it. But this book is about what you think. Whether you’re an American or the proud citizen of another country, I want to know what role you believe the only superpower should play in our world. If you finish this book with a strong opinion, especially if it’s a bit different from the one you have at this moment, and even if it’s the opposite of mine, this book will have served its purpose."
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Today's World and Tomorrow's 9
Chapter 2 Incoherent America 27
Chapter 3 Independent America 47
Chapter 4 Moneyball America 85
Chapter 5 Indispensable America 127
Chapter 6 Question Mark America 165
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Praise for Ian Bremmer's The End of the Free Market:
“A fascinating book.”
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