How to Be a Superpower: The Public Intellectual Debate on the Global Role of the United States after September 11

How to Be a Superpower focuses on the role and self-perception of public intellectuals in 21st-century America, drawing on a series of interviews conducted with some of the nation's leading thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Francis Fukuyama, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Michael Walzer. Through these interviews, Tobias Endler illustrates how intellectuals inspire, influence, and participate in the nation's public discourse and opinion-shaping process.