A Quote by Josef Joffe on america, economics, force, jobs, machines, nations, play, war, and world

The classic way to force other nations to do what they did not want to used to be war. Today there is a much bigger payoff in "getting others to want what you want," and that has to do with "cultural attraction," "ideology" and "agenda setting." Think of the U.S. as a gambler who, can play simultaneously at every table that matters-and with more chips than anybody else. It is the largest economy, the fastest-running job machine and the world's biggest exporter. Whichever heap you choose, America sits on top of it.

Josef Joffe

Source: New York Times Magazine

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