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"American declinism is nonsense"

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posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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"A very tiny subset of people in geopolitics believe America is in decline"

A very interesting discussion from Kennedy school of Government and The New America Foundation.
bloggingheads.tv...

Skip down to the .....
Debating the collapse of American hegemony (07:17)


or listen to the entire diavlog

This paper was also mentioned.
risingpowers.foreignpolicyblogs.com...



it is fashionable again to speak of America’s fall and the rise of others,


I felt this quote from Samuel Huntington was apropos.


Declinism performs a useful historical function," Huntington has observed. "It provides a warning and a goad to action in order to head off and reverse the decline that it says is taking place."16 At its best, then, it is an expression of the American tendency toward self-criticism and continual improvement. This is a restless nation. Its capacity for change, its desire for change, its willingness to reevaluate and reassess itself make it easy to extrapolate periodic corrections or momentary uncertainties into downward trends -- declinism at its worst. Perhaps this is why its practitioners find themselves forced to revise and defer their predictions again and again.


Tell me the above is NOT a patriotic view of this great country.




posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by venividivici

Tell me the above is NOT a patriotic view of this great country.



Hell man. I'm a patriot and proud of it.

I still think we're on the roller coaster to crapolaville.



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