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Response to Patrick Lawrence’s “Goodbye, America”


“Goodbye, America” by Patrick Lawrence

Thom Dixon

Patrick Lawrence’s essay is laced with questions, but perhaps none better than those raised by the title. Who is saying goodbye to America, and what kind of America are they farewelling? By Lawrence’s account, neither Australia nor Japan wishes to farewell America. Instead, these two countries live in a state of nostalgic longing for an America that was and the pre-eminence it once had.

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