The collapse of Imperial America
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Aug. 6th, 2010 | 01:22 pm
From Glenn Greenwald’s piece titled “What collapsing empire looks like:”
Does anyone doubt that once a society ceases to be able to afford schools, public transit, paved roads, libraries and street lights — or once it chooses not to be able to afford those things in pursuit of imperial priorities and the maintenance of a vast Surveillance and National Security State — that a very serious problem has arisen, that things have gone seriously awry, that imperial collapse, by definition, is an imminent inevitability?