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Centre Congregational Church (Main Hall)

193 Main St. 

Brattleboro, VT

“Is the American Century Over?”

Ambassador Galbraith’s lecture will encapsulate the trajectory of US power over the past several decades. American power was unparalleled at the end of the 20th Century; Democracy and its economy looked secure with record budget surpluses on track to eliminate the entire national debt by 2009. Russia, China, the EU and other world powers seemed generally inclined to accept American leadership in support of a more cooperative world order.  


How different the world looks in 2023. This lecture will track the reasons for the United States’ relative and absolute decline in power and leadership. It will analyze the many self-inflicted blows to American leadership—including two disastrous wars, reckless fiscal policies, and the crisis of US democracy—and examine whether America can lead the world and whether it should. 

Featured Speaker

Peter Galbraith

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