I hate to break it to you 20th Century American primacy types but America today is Britain circa 1920 with excessive war indebtedness and unsustainable social programs and worsening demographics. This century belongs to India and China. They are just resuming their leadership roles as they have for 25 of the past 30 centuries. They discovered America's secret sauce or the 7 pillars of Western wisdom and they are doing it better than the West now and they have caught on to the knowledge cluster University system. Expect Bangalore, NUS, and Shenzhen-Shanghai universities to rival the UCAL system 10 years from now.