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Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire


Niall Ferguson's "Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire" charts America's rise as a world power, and issues a dire warning about its ... Show synopsis

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by RRDJ on Jul 26, 2007

Ferguson is the outstanding historian of his generation.


Provocative and Original

by Steve on Apr 25, 2007

Colossus is an excellent read, and I would reccomend that every concerned citizen, student, and voter in the United States should pick it up. Ferguson clearly lays out the benefits of a "liberal American Empire" and calls on all Americans to come to a greater understanding of the term. The first half of the book documents the rise of America to global primacy, from its humble begginings up to the modern day issues with Islamists. The second half of the book warns that if the United States does not face the crises before it, they will consume the country from within. All together it makes a fascinating read, and brings an interesting perspective to the realm of American policy, both foreign and domestic.

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