Hubris and Nemesis

April 1979
New Republic;4/28/79, Vol. 180 Issue 17, p3
Discusses world political events that provide evidence of the United States' hubris and subsequent nemesis during the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Abdication of its role as world leader, when it rejected the League of Nations; Vietnam War and Watergate scandal; Decline of world confidence in American leadership as American self-confidence decreased; Argument that America overreacted to Vietnam and is overcome with guilt; Issues of energy shortage, strategic arms limitation treaty, and a possible recession.


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