March 2008: American Hegemony

Introduction to the Month's Focal PieceAnnotation of

“Waving Goodbye to Hegemony?” by Parag Khanna. New York Times Magazine. January 27, 2008.

~ The Editors


Anna AgathangelouThe "White but Not Quite Man's Burden": Disrupting the Apogee of Imperial Hegemony?
by Anna M. Agathangelou

“'Globalization' as an assumed fact and reality has disarmed peoples from engaging in struggles against these capitalist assaults on their positions.”


Christine BellWaving Hello to Democratic Renewal
by Christine Bell

"There seems ever more limited room to consider what it means to be American, to be a liberal democrat, to be cosmopolitan—to truly belong to either local society or a global world."



Alison Brysk Goodbye to Hegemony-Hello to Thinking Globally
by Alison Brysk

“What purports to be a broad-minded analysis of the quest for “global equilibrium” under changing conditions, ends up being a playbook for the scramble for global goodies—with a disturbing dash of Huntingtonian Yellow Peril China-bashing."


Michael Goodhart Goodbye Hegemony, Hello.?
by Eric A. Heinze

“...while the type of power is different in this new version of power politics, the pursuit of an overarching imperative at the expense of “secondary” concerns for human rights and other moral norms will remain an enduring feature of international relations..."

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