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... but if in the next twenty years, this old Republic is not placed back on a viable path, and especially if over the next twenty years the vested beneficiaries of the obsolete order succeed in frustrating efforts to place this old Republic on a viable path, holding things together with the forms of the old order but without the resources to make things work does not work indefinitely.

Prediction fifty years ahead based on the sequence of events is impossible. But the contingent prediction, if the US insists on attempting the impossible, then it will fail, that seems possible to me.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Nov 21st, 2010 at 10:46:13 PM EST
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