Michael Beckley, a Tufts University associate professor of political science and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, details how the United States will remain the peak global power in wealth and military capability. Many suggest that China may overtake the United States, but in his enlightening study, Beckley dissects this claim and convincingly argues against it, while sending a stark warning that “America-first” policies endanger the United States’ prime position and the liberal world order.
Beckley doesn’t always take the positions you might expect. He’s hawkish on defense while bemoaning America’s high incarceration rate and the damage caused by America-first policies. Events may have overtaken some of his conclusions and predictions, but Beckley’s fluid intelligence and expertise will keep you engaged.