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The New Superpowers: Germany, Japan, The U.S., And The New World Order
The New Superpowers: Germany, Japan, The U.S., And The New World Order
By Jeffrey T. Bergner
St. Martin's, 1991, 262 pp

This readable discussion of the future argues that Germany is the principal beneficiary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, that emulation of the United States has disappeared as a trait in enormously powerful Japan, but that neither Germans nor Japanese know how they will use their new status and power. The author seeks to raise questions rather than offer dogmatic answers. He is not confident that the United States will undertake the domestic reforms necessary for retaining a high level of international influence.