America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world's only superpower: so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer as important as they once were? What if America's well-being was assessed according to entirely different factors?
Losing an empire and finding a role It's not our fault Biggest doesn't equal best The rise of the rest Is good for the West Will greater wealth destroy the planet? The folly of fortress thinking Global nomads Policies at home to gain from abroad Sustaining global progress Life near the top.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-226) and index.