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... if the American Empire is not sustainable, then whether maintaining it if it were sustainable would be better than not maintaining it if it were sustainable is a red herring: the live question becomes what to do to make a better aftermath of the rollback or collapse of American Empire.


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 Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 12:23:16 PM EST
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No disagreement there.  But it's kind of sexy to be a subversive advocate for overthrowing the empire, and many such voices can be found. That doesn't make it the morally responsible thing to do, however.  Trying to build a society that is sustainable, particularly for the poor, is a lot more tedious and nerdy and often appears futile in comparison.
by santiago on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 01:58:01 PM EST
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