America's unipolar moment is over. Within the context of the rapid ascent of others, Edward Luce looks at America's mounting domestic challenges at a time when its economy is neither delivering the goods to the country's middle class nor serving any longer as the obvious model for others to follow. America's struggle to refind its economic mojo has profound implications for the UK and America's other leading foreign partners. Luce analyses the deepening paralysis of America's polarised and lobby-driven political system, the deeply worrying trends behind America's stagnating education system, and the concern that America's ability to remain the world's leading innovator - the goose that has laid so many golden eggs - is also showing signs of weakening. The title, TIME TO START THINKING, implies that Obama's America has yet to face up to the consequences of a decline that is fast becoming reality.
Author: Luce, Edward
Publisher: UK: Little, Brown; US: Grove Atlantic; Chinese: Citic; Dutch: Spectrum