Four years after Obama took office, George Packer sees little hope for the liberal project. Why is he, along with many, many others so depressed?

By Joan Walsh

After Hegemony

America is no longer the world's only pivotal power. Americans are adjusting but can their leaders?

By Nina Hachigian

Rise of the Declinists

With America mired in two wars and a recession, is the country being eclipsed on the world stage?

By Derek Chollet