The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

An excerpt:

A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.

Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go truly bad, empires regularly unravel with unholy speed: just a year for Portugal, two years for the Soviet Union, eight years for France, 11 years for the Ottomans, 17 years for Great Britain, and, in all likelihood, 22 years for the United States, counting from the crucial year 2003.

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Four Scenarios for the End of the American Century by 2025


Anonymous said...

Yep, I firmly believe we have entered our final days as a Republic,and entered the falling Empire. Much like Rome did.

I guess who is last out the door can turn off the lights.

David III said...

I'll be last, and I damn well, sure as hell am going to lock the freakin door on the last progressive moocher as (s)he goes out!