That awakening, he says, led to a 180-page term paper on the balance of world power.
But in gaining the glories of the world—power, fame and fortune—Gibson seemed to lose himself.
The decline of America as both an ideal and a world power is marked by such moments.
It is, however, very interesting because it seeks to forecast the future of America as a world power and as a democracy.
We must play the game as a world power, and as other nations are playing the game.
Within a few years the United States has been affected by an ambition to be a world power.
And she tried to be a world power and defend the Monroe doctrine!
No action of a world power has ever been so quickly and so overwhelmingly condemned.
“For us there are two alternatives and no third—world power or ruin” (Weltmacht oder Niedergang).
We are becoming a world power and should have a thoroughly united country.