Why the World Needs America: Some Argue That Democracy and Free Markets Could Thrive Without U.S. Predominance. Not Likely.

Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus2/12/2012 4:16:32 am PST
If the balance of power shifts in the direction of other nations, the world order will change to suit their interests and preferences.

But that doesn’t answer the question of whether such change would be “good” or “bad” in some objective sense.

And, I think the article over-sells the fall of the Roman Empire, especially since it was more of a slow fade, and historians have been busy trying to redeem the reputation of the Medieval period.