Taken on anew by John Bolton. A very good read. It’s reassuring to see that there is pushback against the notion that the decline of American power is just around the corner. As I have argued in the past, we have seen a version of this argument pop up over and over in our recent history . . . and each time, it turns out to be wrong. This most recent iteration of the prophecy of American decline looks to have no more intellectual integrity about it than did previous iterations.