Why the Declinists are Wrong Again

10 June 2008 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Robert Lieber, Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University



Whilst acknowledging that the US does face real and sometimes serious economic, diplomatic and geopolitical problems both at home and abroad Professor Lieber will argue that there is an unmistakable echo of the past in current debate concerning the decline of American hegemony. He will suggest instead that this continues a pattern of over-reaction, a-historicism, and a lack of appreciation for the robustness and staying power of the United States.