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USA: The Average Age Of An Empire? A Mere 250 Years – By Georgie Anne Geyer | The Times-Standard

By Georgie Anne Geyer | The Times-Standard  –  [Essay published in 2018] 

WASHINGTON:  As the Fourth of July approaches, the idea that democracy is the highest political calling of mankind once again hangs poignantly in the philosophical air. 

We fret over problems here at home. We shake our heads over warring political parties, our vulgarized public culture and a billionaire class that thinks it should inherit the country all by its rich little 1 percent self.

But when we look at America’s foreign policy since World War II we should be most soberly gripped by a contradiction in thinking that could be leading us disastrously into the last hours of empire.             Continue reading