Fragmentation and Hubris: A Shaky Basis for American Leadership

As the century draws toward its close, America's position as the leading, if not the dominant, world power appears to be unchallengeable. Yet its preeminence, and certainly its ability to lead, are being undermined by internal weaknesses rather di

Issue: Fall 1997

"Nations, like men, love that which flatters their passions--even more than that which serves their interests." --Alexis de Tocqueville

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