Niall Ferguson on why the end of America’s empire won’t be peaceful
Why the US' decline mirrors Britain’s a century ago. Twenty years after the events of 9/11 led to the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban have resumed control. The symbolism of this has far-reaching consequences in a world order facing challenges as diverse as COVID-19 and climate change to the rise of China. In this 'By Invitation' series from The Economist, offering predictions and prescriptions, global thinkers debate the question: what is the future of American power? Here, we listen to Niall Ferguson's opinion. For the author of "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe", the parallels between the Britain of yesteryear and the America of today are remarkably clear. Will Americans learn from UK's mistakes? Listen to the opinions of Robert D. Kaplan and Henry Kissinger by finding the playlist "Leading thinkers on 9/11" on Curio.
From The Economist