I am always a little hesitant to read books about current political events because they are so easily partisan. I think the author has avoided this trap for the most part with The Post American World. He delivers a broad look at what is happening outside of the western sphere of influance that makes me want to learn more, specifically about China and India and the political climate of today. I don't think this is an anti-American work. I think it's done with an attitude of enlightenment for the reader. It does raise a lot of key points about the rise of the rest of the world to more western living standards and incomes. And really, at the end of the day, that will be what determines the wars and confrontations of the future.