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The United States as a land of the future1

Jacques Richardson (Decision+ Communication (Consultants), Authon la Plaine, France.)
Berol Robinson (Environmentalist for Nuclear Energy, Meudon, France)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Publication date: 18 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the USA can maintain a position of leadership in a world of growing competition and constraints.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper points out elements of both strength and correctable weakness of the USA in the foreseeable future.

Findings

It was found that today's shortcomings are not overlooked, while the conditions of future national self‐expression and external rivalry are considered in a world becoming smaller and more closely interacting by the day.

Originality/value

The thrust of the essay is that of constructive self‐criticism, sorely needed at a moment of serious self‐doubt among the US population.

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Citation

Richardson, J. and Robinson, B. (2008), "The United States as a land of the future1", Foresight, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 58-68. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680810908046

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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