In Newsweek :http://www.newsweek.com/id/135380/page/1
Mr. Fareed Zakaria has just declared American exceptionalism dead. He has also made a point of saying that the rest of the world is catching up to us, and even surpassing us. That American hegemony in the world is waning.
I have news for you Mr. Zakaria. The rest of the world is BECOMING American. They have adopted our ways. Right down to adopting the flash and glitter of Hollywood in Bollywood. The way they have attempted to surpass Las Vegas in casino speldor. The fact that they compete for the worlds largest building.
They have become us. America is not losing influence Mr. Zakaria. It has just opened franchises.