The subject of this research paper is to debate an historical issue.

Attached is a document that lays out two opposing positions regarding the prospects for continued Western pre-emininence in the 21st Century. Read them carefully and decide if you agree with either of them. Explain your position in an essay, providing specific examples for your reasoning. Your own position may be different than either of these two. If so, please explain where you disagree with either or both of them. You are encouraged to draw upon information that we have discussed throughout this term. You may of course use resources such as your textbook but it essential that this essay be written in your own words.