The United States today

Abstract

American exceptionalism may have had the original consequences of a domestic « small government » and isolationism abroad, yet, the United Sates’ recent evolution seems to run up against these first posits. Three major changes have left their imprint on the United States during the last six decades. The first two can be positively reviewed: economy is fully expanding in spite of some recurring concerns, while immigration and integration seem to go hand in hand in spite of a definite questioning on the future of the American people. The last change is far touchier: it is related to the disasters of the neo-conservative-inspired foreign policy, which compromises the United States’ part of ‘indispensable nation’ in the new international environment.

AFRI 2007 Summary