When Mitt Romney campaigns in Arizona and Michigan this week, he will likely repeat something he's been telling audiences since the beginning of his 2012 campaign. He warns that under President Obama, America will continue to decline as we retreat in global power, influence, and military might.
Romney knows that he's tapping into anxiety about America's role in the world, but Robert Kagan argues that this anxiety is misplaced. He's out with a book to explain why and spoke with Kerri Miller.
In his book "The World America Made" Kagan asks, "What would it mean for the future if the international order were no longer shaped primarily by the United States and like-minded allied nations? Who or what would take America's place? And...equally important: Is America really in decline?"
Kagan is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He serves as a senior foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney. His new book "The World America Made" is Kerri's Pick of the Week.