The collapse of Imperial America

August 6th, 2010 – 1:22 pm
Tagged as: Economics,Politics

From Glenn Greenwald’s piece titled “What collapsing empire looks like:”

Does anyone doubt that once a society ceases to be able to afford schools, public transit, paved roads, libraries and street lights — or once it chooses not to be able to afford those things in pursuit of imperial priorities and the maintenance of a vast Surveillance and National Security State — that a very serious problem has arisen, that things have gone seriously awry, that imperial collapse, by definition, is an imminent inevitability?

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    See also Jon Robb’s global guerrillas. This is basically the beginning of his argument.

    Comment made by Brian on August 6, 2010 @ 1:48 pm


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