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In the midst of a pandemic, global Trumpism, climate change, the 2008 financial crash, and even the mishandling of international terrorism the west as a model to the world is showing signs of diplomatic failure, democratic failure, and this framework seems ill-equipped to handle humanities biggest challenges. Italian Marxist philosopher Antonio Francesco Gramsci is most famous for his theory of cultural hegemony, describing hegemony as a technique of domination, used to convince people that the goals of the elite classes are common sense or beneficial to all. America has used democratic sloganeering as part of its cultural hegemonic program, despite being a republic not a democracy, under Trump this has been pushed to its limits, globally demonstrating this facade for what it really is. This has led to the evaporation of Western prestige and it is inevitable that another world power will fill this void.