I can't help but feel that the American Empire has finally started its great decline. Kirkpatrick Sale does a great job of putting this grand event into a historical context.
Collapse of the American Empire
By Kirkpatrick Sale
It is quite ironic: only a decade or so after the idea of the United States as an imperial power came to be accepted by both right and left, and people were actually able to talk openly about an American empire, it is showing multiple signs of its inability to continue. And indeed it is now possible to contemplate, and openly speculate about, its collapse.
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