Debate / Meeting
Crisis of American democracy and the new world disorder02 Oct 2003
The event is over
The United States may boast the benefits of its hegemony, but its opponents are less enthusiastic and are concerned about the extent of its all-powerfulness. Emmanuel Todd adopts another point of view and considerably tones down American omnipotence. For his part, he sees the progressive and reassuring emergence of a more peaceful and more democratic world in which the United States is no longer be in a position of force. US "theatrical militarism" should not be a long-term hurdle to such development.