Josef Joffe

Die Zeit / Hoover Institution / Freeman Spogli Institute

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Publisher and editor of Die Zeit , a weekly German newspaper; author of Uberpower: The Imperial Temptation of America and The Myth of America's Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Propheciessenior fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University

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