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Nations rise, dominate, then fall – By Freddie Kissoon

Nations rise, dominate, then fall – By Freddie Kissoon

The End of the Age of America

I did two columns before on the similarities between the rise of Trump and Hitler. Please see the following; Saturday, April, 8, 2017, “Hitler and now Trump shows how nonexistent is the human mind,” and Sunday, September 13, 2015, “A new book on Hitler that reminds one vividly of Donald Trump.” With the bizarre emanations of President Trump on the violence created by white supremacists last week, it is time again to look back at Trump and that uncanny similarity with the rise of Adolf Hitler.

There is nothing this columnist can add to a huge ocean of literature on the reason why great nations fall. “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” by Paul Kennedy, is perhaps required reading in an advanced course in International Relations in most universities. Kennedy’s book may be breathtaking, but he is not alone in predicting why great countries rise up to dominate the world then become ordinary lands.      Continue reading

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