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I do not think I am understanding your point here. Empires falling is worse then empires existing? But empires always falls, its like saying that boom is good and bust is bad.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 06:16:29 PM EST
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Empires don't always fall.  They eventually fall, just like people eventually die, but that is something different entirely than always falling.  

Speaking abstractly, it's only a good thing when an empire falls if the harm being done to people by that empire is truly egregious and much worse than what would occur if it collapses. I'm not sure that the "American empire" is really all that bad, even if we can find lots of bad things about it, especially compared to what could happen to a lot of people without it or if there wasn't first a better institutional framework to replace or overtake it.

by santiago on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 10:14:12 PM EST
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You mean empires don't always fall, like people don't always die?

I suppose if you're a vampire squid you might have a different view of the process to the rest of us.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 10:35:31 PM EST
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