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IQ2US: Should the world bet on America?


This week on Intelligence Squared U.S., debate on the question "Should the world bet on America?"

America owes $6 trillion to China, our sprawling military complex often appears helpless against disparate threats abroad, and the War on Terror has stripped us of the moral high ground. Washington is paralyzed by bitter partisanship, our children are falling behind their international peers, and our middle class is no longer the world's most affluent. But we've been warned about America's decline before. Remember Sputnik?

Yes, times are tough, but America is recovering from the Great Recession faster than any other advanced country, an energy boom could add billions to the GOP, we're still a leader in technological innovation, and our military strength and geopolitical advantages remain unrivaled. Are our best days behind us, or should the world still bet on America?

Tune in this Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m. on WRVO.