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Is America in Decline?

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Speaker(s): Walter Russell Mead
Chair: Professor Chris Brown

Recorded on 29 June 2009 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

The rise of China and the global economic crisis have led many observers to speculate about whether the decline of American power, often predicted in the past, has now finally begun. The picture is more complex; a survey of world conditions suggests that while the American role is changing, the U.S. will continue to be a unique force in the international arena.

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