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America and the World: Part II. American century or Asian century?

How fares the American Century  is a common question running through our three books. Joseph Nye, in Is The American Century Over?  locates its starting date from February 1941, when Henry Luce, editor and owner of Life magazine, wrote an … Continue reading

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The Global Structure, Economic Development, and Conflicts over Culture in the 2010s

Introduction Looking back from mid-2008 to the years 1988-1992, when the communist system collapsed, it seemed that the United States, in the words of Harvard University’s Joseph Nye, was “bound to lead”.[1] Though nuanced in intent, the phrase came to … Continue reading

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