Friday, November 12, 2010

America's Future?

"Just as the poor in any society often join the military as a way of moving up in the world, so in the century of Asia, the U.S. could find itself in danger of being reduced to the role of impoverished foot soldier fighting for others’ interests, or of being the glorified ironsmiths making arsenals of weaponry for the great powers of the future," writes Juan Cole — Obama in Asia.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

You may be interested in last week's NY Times Op-Ed by Nick Kristof, in which he calls the USA a "banana republic" -

12:23 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thanks. I guess it was inevitable. Empires come and go. Still, it hurts.

We should have listened to Grover Cleveland.

8:46 PM  

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