Myth of Omnipotence

After the triumph in the Cold War, the United States was famously referred to as “The indispensable nation”. But, over the past decades America’s so-called indispensability has seriously been called into question.

Failed and costly military campaigns that have been labeled as disaster and fiasco, lingering problems at home to the point that many are now predicting another civil war, and rising rivals on the world stage are among the main reasons cited as evidence that the United States is a superpower in decline.

Former US secretary of state, Madeleine Albright once said “If we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us.”

If you look up of the word indispensable in Webster’s dictionary, it is defined as absolutely necessary. So she believed, and still some people do, that America is absolutely necessary, “it is standing tall” as she said. But the question is: Does America really stand tall today? Is it absolutely necessary today?


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