The latest upsurge of American declinism

From Foreign Policy, a special issue on America: How special are we, and what ails America? Christopher Hitchens on how the conservative belief in American exceptionalism has become a matter of faith. A review of Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower. Is America over? George Packer on inequality and social decline in America. The “American Century” has ended: The Great Recession, the Arab Spring and the euro crisis show how global relations are fundamentally shifting. Immanuel Wallerstein on the United States versus Everybody. From The European, Rick Rowden on how America is losing its global hold onto power; and the hegemony of pop: America's political and military influence might decline, but its culture remains a global point of reference. Why China and Mexico matter: America's future depends on its relations with these two nations. Epitaph for an old bitch gone in the teeth, for a botched civilisation: Doug Dowd on the decline of Imperial America. From FDL, a book salon on Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline by Morris Berman. The Amerislump is upon us: Just how fast is the United States sinking? A cautionary tale of declinism — and the political bloviation it inspires. From The National Interest, Stephen M. Walt on The End of the American Era. From Reddit, do you think the United States will survive as an entity post collapse, and will Americans flock to Canada, or will they head south where its warmer? Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum's That Used to Be Us fights the latest upsurge of American declinism to a draw. From Standpoint, Daniel Johnson on the mythology of decline. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard on how world power is swinging back to America. Joseph S. Nye on the decline and fall of America’s decline and fall. Decline in style: If your best days are in the past, America, you have much to learn from Argentina. A review of After America: Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn.