- The End of American Power: Don’t Blame Trump, And Don’t Expect Biden to Save It Either
by Finian Cunningham, https://www.rt.com/
Fretting about the US’ declining global power has long been a parlor game among its establishment thinkers. But there now seems to be nervous consensus in the Beltway that its days of world leadership are indeed fast approaching.
The error in such thinking, however, is to blame it all on President Donald Trump for being some kind of rogue leader, with the implication that if Democrat contender Joe Biden were to win the White House next week, then, happily, the historic decline in US global power might be reversed.
In the current issue of Foreign Affairs, the elite journal for US establishment debate, an article by Eliot A. Cohen titled ‘The end of American power’, argues that “Trump’s re-election would usher in permanent decline.”