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Book review: 'The Future of Power' by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Book review: 'The Future of Power' by Joseph S. Nye Jr.

In January, Chinese President Hu Jintao was in Washington. And while he and President Obama forged ahead on trade deals and wink-to-the-press bromides of cooperation, many Americans are not so optimistic about what China's rise means. In a recent poll, 61% view China as "a threat to American jobs and economic security." One increasingly hears the sotto voce warnings that our children will soon be learning Confucius at the feet of our new Chinese overlords. Then again, maybe not. For geopolitical prognostications of a less alarmist varietal, with nuanced notes of optimism about U.S. ingenuity and leadership, try "The Future of Power." In it, Joseph S. Nye Jr.,...

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