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The World America Made

by Robert Kagan

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Robert Kagan responds to those who anticipate — or even long for — a post-American world order by showing what a decline in America's influence would truly mean for the United States and the rest of the world, as the vital institutions, economies and ideals currently supported by American power wane or disappear. As Kagan notes, it has happened before: one need only consider the consequences of the breakdown of the Roman Empire and the collapse of the European order in World War I.