By Jan Nederveen
For over a century now, the USA has ruled international politics and the worldwide imagination.В Yet because the greenback declines, inequality raises, premiums of intake are remarkable and American unilateralism comes lower than hearth, such hegemony is more and more unsustainable.В In this provocative new e-book, best sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks no matter if itвЂ™s attainable for the USA to chart a unique course.В In this booklet, heВ argues that correcting the process decline might suggest taking drastic steps.В Only a reinvention of recent Deal politics may possibly deal with social inequality, whereas repositioning itself in global politics may suggest adopting actual multilateralism.
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