Monday, August 11, 2003

A historian credited with predicting the downfall of the Soviet Union in the 1970s now says that the US has been on its way out for the last decade: Interesting argument by Emmanuel Todd that the American empire is already in decline even as its military is at its highest point ever. The statement however, that the empire was a "good superpower" or "benevolent empire" seems foolish: one has to remind oneself of the casualties of this or any empire, and they are many.

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