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Is America headed toward the same fate as the powerful British and Roman empires of the past?
At the very least, journalist Paul Starobin argues that America’s days as a sole superpower and influence around the world are nearing an end. He says weaknesses in America’s political and economic institutions have led to a widening prosperity gap, keeping it from setting the pace of global progress. Today, Where We Live, Starobin joins us to talk about his new book After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age. He outlines the history of America’s rise, and contemplates future scenarios including an era of Chines domination – and a return to the rule of city-states.
Join the conversation. What is the future of America?