The largest economy with the most powerful military ever, the United States has led the West and shaped the world over the past seven decades. Built by immigrants, the country is home to people from every nationality and ethnicity. Its popular culture beams into most living rooms around the world. Its universities are the envy of other nations. Equally, its wars, invasions and backing of coups in most parts of the world mean it is also a modern symbol of hegemony. Now, as China's economy catches up, an inward-looking America faces its sternest leadership test.
Need to Know
More from United States
Nadine Crowley is the first Black woman to be a FIBA referee instructor, and she’s paving the way for more.
- Good Sh*t
After a brush with America’s scariest hike on an icy day, this reporter reflects on ways to slip-proof your shoes.
A careless boast made by a Nixon aide over a glass of scotch came back to haunt the White House in a manner that echoes today.
- Politics & Power
The Gold Coast used to be a gravy train for Republicans, but it could be at risk for the 2020 elections.
- The Huddle
After success in the WNBA, Tamika Catchings is navigating how to build a new career. But why choose just one?
Trump has declared a national emergency to start building his wall, but is it worth the political cost?
- The Huddle
Stock car racing has long struggled to attract younger audiences. Now it’s seeing the first signs of success with its fantasy product.
Explore the world with OZY.COM
This year, OZY will be bringing you untold stories from every single country on the map, one day at a time, to introduce you to new people, new trends and new places. Travel with us for sights, sounds, and surprises from across our diverse world.View Full Series