The State of the American Empire


How the USA shapes the world.

As the USA’s domination of world affairs meets ever-widening international resentment, this revealing interrogation of America’s global footprint explores the complexities of its impact on the world.

Covering a wide range of topics – from Wall Street to the War on Terror – it traces the USA’s attempts to balance national interest and global responsibility. It measures America’s true effect on world trade and security, locates sites of resistance and levels of antagonism, and looking ahead, considers the sustainability of its imperial role.


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