The Europeanization Of America
Huffington Post - 8 months
Ever since the American Revolution, the United States has prided itself on being a special country unlike any other in the world. The "First New Nation," as Seymour Martin Lipset called it, represented the "New World" as opposed to the "Old World" of Europe. Over time it has led the world in such critical areas as the global economy, democracy, laissez-faire capitalism, high technology, immigration and higher education.
The victory in World War II, its emergence as a superpower after the war and defeat of the Soviet Union in the Cold War after a 40-year struggle seemed to confirm the uniqueness of the United States. After the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States seemed destined to reign supreme as the world's only superpower (even hyperpower), deciding the fate of the world for many decades to come.
At first, in the 1990s and 2000s, this seemed a plausible scenario, but now the United States in many ways begins to resemble Europe rather than the American model t
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