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I would not care to be an American President The weight of responsibility is too heavy The power is awesome If the 20th was the American century the 21st will be too--only more so Of course Im working from projections that can be negated by events But as of now they all indicate this In the last quarter of the 20th century the US added 5 trillion in real terms to its GDP By the mid-21st century its wealth-creating capacity will be two to three times that of Europe and more than 25 of the non-US global total The US takes in more educated immigrants than the rest of the world combined figure in these people along with the US natural increase and its population should exceed 400 million by 2050 by then the populations of Europe and Japan will be falling as more than likely will be those of India and China The uniquely free climate that enterprise and inventiveness enjoy in America ensures that the US lead in most aspects of technology will widen This will reinforce Americas military and economic paramountcy What will the US do with all this power America has a long tradition of geopolitical laissez-faire When George Washington spoke of the rising American empire he surely meant what a later generation would manifest destiny When Thomas Jefferson called the US an empire of liberty he was merely updating John Winthrops image of the city upon a hill US foreign policy has been interventionist within its hemisphere but generally inactive outside it Indeed the US has reacted to world events rather than caused them President Woodrow Wilson entered WWI only when Germanys unrestricted submarine warfare became intolerable It took Japans bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Nazis declaration of war to bring the US into WWII The Cold War was Joseph Stalins doing with Harry Trumans America a reluctant participant And for eight years President Bill Clinton responded to terrorism
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