Without belief in progress, the US and the UK have little chance of retaining their global leadership. Nor do they seem to want it any longer.
For all the talk of “America First,” Trump is a full-blown corporate internationalist.
Britain is not alone in paying a price for its strategic isolationism. International disillusionment with the US has also begun.
Is the United States’ anti-regulation stance undermining its global power position?
Is the United States really shifting from an Atlantic to an Asia-Pacific orientation?
How has sectarianism caused the United States to run suicidal risks — repeatedly and unnecessarily?
How are the realities of globalization forcing the United States to adopt a new foreign policy?
Are the American people likely to embrace fiscal stringency if and when the other nations of the world demand it?
Why does such a high degree of corrosive disunity persist in the United States?