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After America - Narratives for the Next Global Age

Paul Starobin

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Description:

Moving beyond Fareed Zakaria's bestselling The Post-American World, veteran international correspondent Paul Starobin masterfully mixes fresh reportage with rigorous historical analysis to envision a world in which the United States is no longer the dominant superpower. The American Century has passed, argues Starobin, due in large part to America's military overreach in the Middle East; resurgent nationalism and economic expansion in Russia, China, and India; the tarnished American model of unfettered free-market capitalism; and the growth of transnational cultural, political, and economic institutions. Following an insightful analysis of America's global ascendancy, Starobin explores five possible scenarios for the future: an age of chaos like the one following the collapse of the Roman Empire; a multipolar order of nations in which America would be one great power among others; China becoming the dominant superpower; an age of global city-states; or a form of world government. A concluding section of the book explores how California-the eighth largest economy in the world and demographically and technologically among the most sophisticated spots on the planet-is already starting to move beyond the American Century. Thought-provoking and well argued, After America serves as an urgent catalyst to discussing America's evolving role in a dramatically changing world. Starobin's tone is sober but in the end hopeful-the world after America need not be a disaster for America, and it might even be liberating.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lloyd James

Length:

14h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

49:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

55:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

41:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

40:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:06