The What's Wrong With America Episode

Has America lost its allure to the rest of the world? Has it lost its confidence, its optimism, its sense of openness?  In this episode, Adam talks to Nick Bryant, the BBC correspondent in New York and author of  When America Stopped Being Great about the changing image of the US between the 1980s and the present. The two discuss whether America still has the capacity to solve its own problems – or to believe that it can. And Adam asks if the BLM protests have created a new progressive image of a US counterculture that is, once again, drawing idealistic young people towards a different kind of American dream?  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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From Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute, host 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.