Stephen Wertheim reveals how the United States decided to dominate the world

Stephen Wertheim, the Quincy Institute’s Deputy Director of Research and Policy, previews his new book, Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy.

Tomorrow, the World shows how, in the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, U.S. officials and intellectuals made a sudden and unexpected decision to turn their country into the armed global superpower. They haven’t looked back since, but in the 21st century, the costs of primacy are mounting.