Monday, 26 March 2007

Americans observed

2. By one of themselves.

Is the American Empire on the Brink of Collapse? This book, Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic, sounds well worth reading.

2 comments:

Jose said...

I very much doubt it'll be so easy. The US is the strongest military power, a fundamental reason for Capitalism to prop on it, although China may be making progress in this connection despite communist excuses.

Emmett said...

AN Important account of how, possibly, the nation-states are now transmogrifying into 'market states' may be found in /The Shield of Achilles/, by Philip Bobbitt. The /raison/ of the nation-states was the 'well-being of the people'. This now, rather obviously, is "going right to Hell!" (as my american farm-neighbour, 87-year-old Judson Andersen, would out it here at home in Hither Ioway.) Here is a 'link' to a review of Bobbitt:

http://bodwyn.wordpress.com/2006/04/12/the-shield-of-achilles/#more-53

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