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In 1976, French researcher Emmanuel Todd predicted nearly to the year the fall
of the Soviet Union. In his latest book, Après l’Empire (After
the Empire), he warns of the imminent breakdown of the "American System."
Pollsters report a rising anti-Americanism worldwide after Sept. 11 through
its arrogant unilateralism in Iraq controversial. Fouad Ajami, argues that anti-Americanism
was already entrenched in the world’s psyche—a backlash against a nation
that comes bearing modernism to those who want it but who also fear and despise