Charles Krauthammer and The Unipolar Moment: The USA as the World's Sole Superpower

Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) was an American political commentator who wrote one of the most influential articles of the late Cold War period, called ‘The Unipolar Moment’. In this article, published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Krauthammer argued that the world no longer had two dominant poles (the USA and the USSR), but instead was entering a new era in which the USA would emerge as the sole superpower. In this course, we will examine the argument, impact, and continuing relevance of Krauthammer’s article, and consider whether the ‘unipolar moment’ has finally come to an end.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Charles Krauthammer – American political commentator.
  • The key arguments of: ‘The Unipolar Moment’.
  • The impact and continuing relevance of: ‘The Unipolar Moment’.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of Charles Krauthammer to the study of the post-Cold War period.
  2. Comprehend the arguments of: ‘The Unipolar Moment’.
  3. Appreciate the impact and continuing relevance of: ‘The Unipolar Moment’.
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