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The Last Best Hope?

Understanding America from the Outside In

On our podcast, our Director Professor Adam Smith talks to guests doing world-leading research that sheds light on the United States from the outside in. We ask what forces have shaped the culture and politics of the US, how its role in the world has changed and what it might be in the future. Is America now, or has it ever been, the "last best hope of earth"? Probably not, but plenty of people have thought so. We try to understand why.

Latest episode

The 'Crisis' of the Middle Class

11 June 2021