The Myth of America's Decline: Why the 'Declinists' Are Wrong (Again)

It has become conventional wisdom in recent years that America is in decline, perhaps terminally so.

Josef Joffe, a professor at Stanford and editor of the German weekly magazine Die Zeit, turns this mindset on its head in his new book: The Myth of America’s Decline.”

It’s a cyclical phenomenon,” Joffe says of the predictions of America’s decline. But just as “declinists” were wrong about Russia in the 1950s and Japan in the 1980s, current forecasts about America playing second fiddle to China will also prove wrong, he says.

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