French acadamic and expert on America Emmnuel Todd critically analyses the American phenomenon in this informative and succinct pamphlet. He evaluates and exposes in equal measure the actuality of the so-called superpower that is America. Emplying a macro analysis model, Todd covers everything from American militarism to America's global economic policy. However Todd goes further than just decrying and criticising one country. Todd uses evidence to predict how the US will face economic and democratic degeneration, leading to economic calamity and a push away from universalism.
The author also highlights how American past and current foreign policy will exacerbate its inevitable downfall. Todd thoughtfully also provides scenarios to how the rest of the global community will cope with the imminent decline in American hegemony.
Certainly one of Citizens International best titles and a bold new refreshing take on Americanism.