The United States did not invent greed. But particularly in the last quarter century, Americans have taken excess to a new level. Extravagance was once the province of kings and emperors. Now, even the head of a relatively obscure company can earn fabulous riches.
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With the policymakers who have steered our country in the wrong direction absent from Washington, now is the time for YOU to start making US foreign policy.
Although we are currently considered revisionist historians, I believe that my End of Empire books definitively establish that the financial crisis that the United States experienced in 2007 was the key element in destroying our position in the world.
after several years of strained relations between Seoul and Washington, will the Bush administration do a similar about-face and throw a lifeline to Roh Moo-Hyun?
It is often said that Americans learn their geography only when a war prompts the TV news to display a map, with helpful arrows and starbursts to indicate ground assaults and aerial attacks amid the confusing borders and hard-to-pronounce place names.
The recent assault on the Red Mosque in Islamabad seems to be the latest example of "our man in Pakistan" doing our bidding despite his questionable credentials. But this week, Foreign Policy In Focus gives you a very different picture of the Red Mosque assault.
We are unquestionably the wealthiest nation in the world. But the question is, in this age of globalization, what are we doing with it?
Vol. 2, No. 27
Vol. 2, No. 26
Enemies don't have cultures. They have leaders, usually tyrants.