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The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire"


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Speaker(s): Professor Geir Lundestad

Recorded on 22 November 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

While the United States has been the world’s leading power from 1945 into the new millennium, it is now being challenged, primarily by China. In many respects the world is without a clear leader.

Geir Lundestad is director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. His new book is The Rise and Decline of the American “Empire”: power and its limits in comparative perspective.

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