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America vs. the rest of the world

I had a pair of posts lauding Parag Khanna, so it’s only proper that I introduce a terrific New Yorker article taking Khanna to task — “After America: Is the West being overtaken by the Rest?

Ian Buruma takes a look at new books by Robert Kagan, Fareed Zakaria, Parag Khanna, and Bill Emmott, which all deal with the idea that America is fading quietly into the night. Buruma seems to side most with Zakaria and his argument that the changing global dynamic is “not about the decline of America but rather about the rise of everyone else.” Certainly, gave me second thoughts about throwing down dollars for the Khanna book, and I’ll definitely take another look at the Zakaria and Emmott books…

Who’s your man out of the group?

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