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This paper is an analysis and evaluation of Charles Krauthammers essay on the unique condition of American unipolarity in the contemporary international realm Krauthammers article The Unipolar Moment Revisited will be discussed in this paper through eight predetermined and logically-flowing questions To prevent further delay let us now move right away to these pointed questions and their answers The first question should be obvious enough 1 What do you see as the articles main thesis The main thesis of Krauthammers article is that since the fall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics USSR the international system has been locked into a distinctly modern condition of unipolarity in which an American monolith together with the rest of the Western states stands dominating above all other nations and is threatened only by rogue states armed with nuclear weapons and terrorists This situation has only grown worse since the attacks of September 11th 2001 911 which forced many states to align themselves behind the United States of America USA The future of the USAs unipolar position depends on whether it is going to be run by unwise leaders that paralyze its power with their obsessions for multilateralism or strong and aggressive leaders that will unilaterally go out into the world and confront the enemys of the USA to ensure its persistence at the very top of the international hierarchy 2 What other major arguments does the author make Krauthammer argues that never before in history has the world seen this phenomenon of unipolarity Throughout thousands of years and the largest empires that have come and gone the world still never experienced unipolarity as it currently exists Even during the times of the Roman empire which held great power and stretched far over the territories surrounding it there still existed other very large empires to the East namely one in Persia and a larger one still in China that counter-balanced the Romans Kennedy 2002 The argument
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