Should the US relinquish its role as world-leader in politics?

Helium.com asked that exact question, and asked writers to write an essay defending a position. Of course I argued that the US should keep on truckin’.

Here’s my essay, rated number one out of 42 submissions: http://www.helium.com/items/509131-first-dispense-humanity-somehow


4 Responses to “Should the US relinquish its role as world-leader in politics?”

  1. 1 kip
    April 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    You write very well, you reason very poorly.
    The Bush Administration has already relinquished America’s leadership role in the international community.

  2. April 1, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Where does the question, or my answer for that matter, address what Bush has done with America’s leadership role?

    That being said, if we’re not the world’s leader, who is?

    Don’t confuse your feelings about the Bush Administration with the reality of America’s place in the world. The masses always sway to-and-fro with the winds of world events. War always makes someone upset, but when this is over and the drama-queens on 24 hr news are talking about other “disasters”, things will change. Actually, they already have; No one hates America as much as America. We’ll get over it, because people love freedom and prosperity and they have it right here.

    Read History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. The Athenian Empire holds a striking resemblence to modern America. Pay particular attention to the speeches that Pericles gives to the Athenians, who are losing faith in Athens because of war and plague. You’ll see the masses are easily swayed in their opinion by recent events, observed out of context. But in the end, the steadfast win. “The strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must.”

    Thanks for stopping by and giving your opinion.

  3. April 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Well it’s clear why your article is number one out of 43, you’ve clearly done your homework! Keep writing Douglas.

  4. April 4, 2008 at 1:33 pm


    To whom did we cede this role? Which nation has moved ahead of us as the political leader?

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