Decline, Fall, or Dance?

Turn down the Rock and turn up the lights.  Could the party be nearly over for the American Empire?

Beyond a popular doom that seems to grip the social and traditional media in spasms lately, scholars and philosophers have been writing about the decline and fall of empires with increasing frequency lately.  Very few want to say directly that yes, this is the end of the American Empire and you better get used to it.  That would be too direct.  But many are hinting at it in loud stage whispers wended through long articles and books.  Are they on to something?

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