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05 December 2013 @ 02:53 pm
"Most Americans think the U.S. is less powerful than it was a decade ago; that China is now more powerful than the United States; that the U.S. should 'mind it's own business internationally,' and so forth. About the only thing that counts as a surprise is the resilient enthusiasm for economic globalization in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The CFR analysis points out that these findings do not equal a newfound enthusiasm for isolationism, which is true as far as it goes, but you'd expect the CFR analysts to push this line. What I think is interesting, however, is the growing convergence between mass attitudes and elite attitudes about American foreign policy."