This Week on Is America in Decline?

By February 9, 2015Industry News
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Is America in decline?

Lincoln: great president or the greatest president?

Why is the United States exceptional?

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America owes China $6 trillion, the War on Terror has stripped us of the moral high ground, and Washington’s stuck in gridlock. Our children are falling behind their international peers and the middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent.  Yes, times are tough, but America is recovering from the Great Recession faster than any other advanced country, an energy boom could add billions to the GDP, we’re still a leader in technological innovation, and our military strength and geopolitical advantages remain unrivaled.

Are our best days behind us, or should the world still bet on America?  Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates weighs arguments for against – Declinists Be Damned: Bet on America. Die Zeit’s Joseph Joffe and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan will argue for the motion; Canadian parliament’s Chrystia Freeland and economist James Rickards will argue against. Learn More


Don’t miss David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, NEH Chairman William “Bro” Adams, Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee, and leading Reconstruction scholars Sidney Blumenthal, Allen C. Guelzo and Lucas Morel, on the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln for a special kick-off celebration commemorating the 13th Amendment. Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center will moderate. Video remarks by the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor will also be provided during the program. Learn More

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