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Superpower - Three Choices for America's Role in the World

Ian Bremmer

America will remain the world's only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play? Ian Bremmer argues that Washington's directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America's role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican-or the exact opposite. As 2016 rapidly approaches, Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three options: Independent America asserts that it's time for America to declare independence from the responsibility to solve other people's problems. Instead, Americans should lead by example-in part, by investing in the country's vast untapped potential. Moneyball America acknowledges that Washington can't meet every international challenge. With a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations, we must look beyond empty arguments over exceptionalism and American values. The priorities must be to focus on opportunities and to defend U.S. interests where they're threatened. Indispensable America argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today's interdependent, hyperconnected world, a turn inward would undermine America's own security and prosperity. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms-from China to Russia to the Middle East and beyond. There are sound arguments for and aga

America will remain the world's only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play? Ian Bremmer argues that Washington's directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America's role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican-or the exact opposite. As 2016 rapidly approaches, Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three options: Independent America asserts that it's time for America to declare independence from the responsibility to solve other people's problems. Instead, Americans should lead by example-in part, by investing in the country's vast untapped potential. Moneyball America acknowledges that Washington can't meet every international challenge. With a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations, we must look beyond empty arguments over exceptionalism and American values. The priorities must be to focus on opportunities and to defend U.S. interests where they're threatened. Indispensable America argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today's interdependent, hyperconnected world, a turn inward would undermine America's own security and prosperity. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms-from China to Russia to the Middle East and beyond. There are sound arguments for and aga
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America will remain the world's only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play? Ian Bremmer argues that Washington's directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America's role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican-or the exact opposite. As 2016 rapidly approaches, Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three options: Independent America asserts that it's time for America to declare independence from the responsibility to solve other people's problems. Instead, Americans should lead by example-in part, by investing in the country's vast untapped potential. Moneyball America acknowledges that Washington can't meet every international challenge. With a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations, we must look beyond empty arguments over exceptionalism and American values. The priorities must be to focus on opportunities and to defend U.S. interests where they're threatened. Indispensable America argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today's interdependent, hyperconnected world, a turn inward would undermine America's own security and prosperity. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms-from China to Russia to the Middle East and beyond. There are sound arguments for and aga

Language:

English

Narrators:

Willis Sparks

Length:

6h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

00:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:44


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:31