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1 Destro  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 4:03:31pm

Beginning of decline?

2 Skip Intro  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:43:17pm

re: #1 Destro

Beginning of decline?

I thought that too. I'd put it back closer to the start of the Vietnam War.

3 Kdizzle  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:45:47pm

America started its decline from its perch at the top of the superpower tree when the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union dissolved.

Clinton probably understood this and tried the make the descent as comfortable as possible. Then Dubya cut the cable and a hurtling down that mountain we came.

4 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:48:20pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

I thought that too. I'd put it back closer to the start of the Vietnam War.

Kennedy's assassination?

5 Skip Intro  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:00:58pm

re: #4 freetoken

Kennedy's assassination?

That, and the subsequent escalation of the VN war by Johnson. The assassination and investigation, followed by the lies of the Johnson/Nixon administrations about VN created a level of cynicism and distrust of government in the country that hasn't stopped growing yet.

6 Destro  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:32:45am

re: #2 Skip Intro

The USA won't go away as a power, but we will soon see powers arise that are at least as powerful or important as we are and the USA will have regional rivals. The world will look like it did before the Cold War where there are many powers that share the world stage.

7 alinuxguru  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:08:54pm

re: #6 Destro

The USA won't go away as a power, but we will soon see powers arise that are at least as powerful or important as we are and the USA will have regional rivals. The world will look like it did before the Cold War where there are many powers that share the world stage.

In short, this article stated nothing in 3,000 words. It is not a zero-sum gain. If the BRIC nations become vibrant first world economies, that does not diminish the US.

The entire article boiled down to one sentence -- namely the author believes that other nations securing American debt is somehow a bad thing. Too bad he cited examples affirming the fact that the exchange of currency is irrelevant in a macro sense. Remember when it was the Japanese that were buying skyscrapers? That was a good thing for America, not a bad.


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