Debt, Democracy, and the Future of American Power

Michael Moran, Editor-in-Chief of Renaissance Insight and author of Slate's blog "The Reckoning," explores the variety of forces converging to challenge U.S. leadership—including information technologies, the growing prosperity of countries like China, India, Brazil, and Turkey, and the diminished importance of Wall Street in the face of global markets. His book The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy, and the Future of American Power, looks at the serious consequences this shift will have for the wider world.