No sooner had I written about Fareed Zakaria’s book The Post-American World, than a friend shares with me an email he received, slandering President Obama and miscasting the book as some radical, decline of America tome. Zeesh. Anyone taking the time to read even just the first paragraph of the back cover of the book (let alone actually reading the book itself), would quickly understand that the premise of it isn’t about the decline of America, but rather “the rise of the rest” and how America should respond. If anything, it is a must-read for the more hawkish types.
Really! What does it take for Americans to start plugging in their brains and thinking independently?