Something Left and Right Can and Should Agree On

In the NYT Book Review, Jonathan Freedland reviews Strategic Vision by Zbigniew Brzezinski and The World America Made by Robert Kagan.  He notes that while Brzezinski approaches the topic of America’s supposed decline from the left and Kagan from the right, there is much they agree on:

“And yet the greatest surprise is how much they agree with each other, especially on what matters.  They both insist that reports of America’s decline are exaggerated.  Both note that the United States still accounts for a quarter of the world’s gross domestic product, a proportion that has held steady for more than 40 years.  Both note America’s military strength, with a budget greater than than of all its rivals combined.  As Brzezinski puts it, on every measure ‘America is still peerless.'”