Is the United States destined to collapse like the ancient Roman Republic? I had a chance to examine some of the historical parallels in a new book by Joseph Nye titled Is the American Century Over?
My review of Nye appears in the most recent edition of the Los Angeles Review of Books.
What did I learn about Nye’s perspective?
You’ll have to visit the review to check it out. I’m not trying to be difficult. I’m really not. I swear. I just learned, in the course of reading Nye’s superb book, that black-and-white questions don’t have black-and-white answers. It’s far more complicated — which can be both troubling and reassuring all at the same time.
Enjoy, my friends. I wish you all well.