OSHR 1153 - Is America Really and Finally in Decline?

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

History indicates that all powerful nations reach a zenith, and then decline, to eventually be replaced by rising powers. Off and on for years, pundits and politicians have opined that the US is in such a decline. Some have suggested that while the 20th Century was the "American Century," the 21st century will be called the "Chinese Century."

Others point out that the US is the world’s only superpower, and thus the world’s indispensable nation, and so US exceptionalism continues. Political, economic, military, and cultural evidence for both perspectives will be presented for you to evaluate.

Join us and debate this provocative topic.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.