In what ways was the period from 1941 to 2016 the American Century, and what ways was it not?

NOTE: This course is about global/world change throughout the century. Please answer the question based on this aspect. 

1. In 1941, Henry Luce (who owned Time Magazine and other media properties) wrote an editorial arguing that the century going forward would be “the American Century.”  In what ways was the period from 1941 to 2016 the American Century, and what ways was it not?  On balance, would you agree that it still is the American Century?

2. Consider the relationship between global collective action problems and global institutions over the period from 1950 to 2000.  Which major collective action problems have global institutions dealt with rather well, and which have they failed to deal with very well?  What explains the results you identify.  [Be sure to think about several different collective problems, and develop criteria to assess whether the collective action problems are dealt with well or not.]

3. Major powers attempted to create new world orders in 1919, 1945, and perhaps in 1991.  Why did those orders breakdown so quickly?  Was there a different pattern to their breakdowns?  Should we draw common lessons from their breakdowns or is each case different?  Explain.