'Gilpin has read widely and thoughtfully, and future analysis of big changes in the world political system will find that he has asked important questions and given provisional answers.' Political Science Quarterly
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I had to read this book for class. The sections on the decline of empire/hegemony are essential to understanding why the United States is doomed to fail. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by A Arnold
Nice work. I used some of its insights in my own _Iraq 2003: Causes and Consequences of an Imperial Expedition_ (Editions Tour Blanche, 2007), and my _A History of the British... Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Scholasticus