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American dominancy. The world says America is losing its power, America reeled from its failed war in Afghanistan. It’s the latest in a catalog of problems, from increasing social division and political paralysis at home to its seeming inability to lead a global mission. This against the backdrop of an increasingly dominant China had led many to believe America is losing its power and standing in the world.
America has blundered in its foreign policy spectacularly in the past and come back equally spectacularly. There was a great deal of declinism around in the mid-late 70s after the disaster in Vietnam. After a decade, America had won the Cold War and was embarking on a period of unrestrained unipolar supremacy decline of America.
The thing that gives so many of us pause right now is a response to the question of America being in absolute decline`s problem-solving ability has been somewhat stagnant for a good while, and this is, of course, the result of the extreme political dysfunction that we see at the federal level.
The dysfunction is being exacerbated by extremism on both sides, but in particular the far right of the republican party, which is now the balance of power in the Republican base which seems to be turning against those problem-solving institutions.
It’s hard not to conclude that America essentially wasted its unipolar opportunity over the last 30 years. In a foreign policy that found itself somewhat to his surprise the victor of the Cold War in the early 1990s, and it was followed by this kind of time of searching in the Clinton years to figure out what America`s proper role in the world should be and what it should do with all this economic and military. Might there be some to and frowning about liberal interventionism? Should we use it by using America`s power to advance human rights?
America’s Failure in the Afghan War
However, America didn’t do so in Rwanda, where America could have prevented a genocide. Then came 9/11, and that, in many ways, supplied the orientation that the leadership class national security establishment was looking for, and now at the end of these 20 years of experiment in power projection America can likely feel to decline because it involves retreat, which means America withdrawing from its very aggressive posture in the world and its withdrawing from Afghanistan is some to think that indicates America supremacy will be no longer.
Here is a question if something like the Rwandan Genocide were underway now do you think America would send troops to attempt to stop it or do you think fatigue with the 9/11 war and with the deployment of the American military and what now seem like causes that aren`t central to the national interest?
World Wonders, The Biden administration is chocked full of former advocates of liberal intervention Biden himself voted for the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war. Likewise, he was the leading proponent of intervention in Bosnia in the mid-90s. For one thing, a cataclysmic event another 9/11 attack some other you know perhaps the unimaginable catalyst of that nature would change everything and America still has the capabilities, and then many of its institutions especially the Department of Defense the instinct to intervene militarily in the world.
America`s Political and Social Decline
Switching to the domestic part of American decline, what longer-term investments can American leaders and citizens make to term around, especially America`s political and social decline? We`ve seen Facebook and Twitter take baby steps towards acknowledging that responsibility and trying to act on it; however, it is not an easy problem to solve. Instead, it’s tremendous difficulty and part of what is injected daily.
Declinism has a long and honorable tradition in American history. It does go right back to the Massachusetts Bay colony. Almost as soon as people arrived, they were worried that the settlers arrived and that things were going to hell, and this does not mean the decline isn’t ultimately correct. Still, it is a part of American national character and is a source of strength. America must revise its policies and increase its influence in the dynamic world to maintain its hegemony as its revelries continue to decline to the American empire in coming years.