the dispensable nation?

good article read it. From the bastion of anti-american liberalism, the Financial Times of London.

"A decade ago, American triumphalists mocked those who argued that the world was becoming multipolar, rather than unipolar. Where was the evidence of balancing against the US, they asked. Today the evidence of foreign co-operation to reduce American primacy is everywhere -- from the increasing importance of regional trade blocs that exclude the US to international space projects and military exercises in which the US is conspicuous by its absence."

Unfortunately, that's exactly what I've been noticing from having lived in Yurp in the '90s and now having lived in the US again these past 10 years.