I had the privilege of delivering a keynote speech to the
Naval War College's Current Strategy Forum on Wednesday, and you can find a
video of the talk here.
The title of my talk was "The Twilight of the American Era,"
and my central point was that we are nearing the end of the unusual position of
primacy that the United States has enjoyed since the end of World War II. In 1945, the United States produced about
half of gross world product, we were a creditor nation with a trade surplus,
and we had the world's largest armed forces and sole possession of atomic
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