A walk down of history indicating US ascendancy as a world power and the American psyche that prompted it to do so. The same psyche has continued and that is why it explains many imperfectness that plague the world of today. While there is merits in what the author states and it appears alarming, yet it is one sided. A similar exercise of the Russian psyche as to how it also wishes to contest, even though now a reduced power, would have made the article more balanced and better for understanding of the reader and permitted the reader to draw his own conclusion. It is true that Russia is not a 'dying bear', but one struggling to get on its feet after having been shot, so to say.