Chaos and randomness abound. The increasing disorder of our world will lead to a sort of global ennui mixed with a disturbingly large dose of individual extremism and dogmatic posturing by states.
With America mired in two wars and our economy in shambles, the chorus of declinists has returned. But the United States will endure because it is an elastic power.
The United States is in unprecedented decline. Future generations will look back at the past decade as the beginning of the end of American hegemony.
George W. Bush will not be judged kindly by history. But make no mistake: his freedom agenda will endure in the next administration and beyond.
Ted Galen Carpenter
Robert W. Merry
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