THE SOURCE: “Not Fade Away” by Robert Kagan, in The New Republic, Feb. 2, 2012.
A glance at the current affairs titles at any bookstore would suggest that the United States is on the verge of an irreversible decline. Not only are commentators exaggerating our current struggles, but they’re also romanticizing our recent past, argues Robert Kagan, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and the author of the new book The World America Made.
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