April 9, 2012

The Myth of American Decline

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal

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The world balance of power is changing. Countries like China, India, Turkey and Brazil are heard from more frequently and on a wider range of subjects. The European Union's most ambitious global project—creating a universal treaty to reduce carbon emissions—has collapsed, and EU...

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