Power and Willpower In the American Future

Power and Willpower In the American Future, by Robert J. Lieber It is no surprise to American Thinker's sophisticated readers that the meme of the day is that America is in decline and will not retake her place in the world.Mark Steyn's recent article in NRO is typical: The Sun Also SetsI was in Australia earlier this month and there, as elsewhere on my recent travels, the consensus among the politicians I met (at least in private) was that Washington lacked the will for meaningful course correction, and that, therefore, the trick was to ensure that, when the behemoth goes over the cliff, you're not dragged down with it. It is faintly surreal to be sitting in paneled offices lined by formal portraits listening to eminent persons who assume the collapse of the dominant global power is a fait accompli. "I don't feel America is quite a First World country anymore," a robustly pro-American Aussie told me, with a sigh of regret. Robert J. Lieber, Professor of Government and International...(Read Full Post)