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It comes around
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komos From: komos Date: August 17th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Progress without accountibility

I think the US has at least a century of solid international relations under its belt. Granted, the focus of those efforts has not always been consistent, but I'm fairly convinced that Teddy Roosevelt had a pretty good sense of how to make American will known on the world scene. The thing that was novel about the past 60 years was not figuring out how to interact with other nations, but how to interact with other nations as a Superpower. While it appears that we won our idealogical war with the communists, we're now in a state where without adaptation and growth, it's entirely possible that we could be buried under our own weight. The structures we're still using to understand and interact with the world really started becoming obsolete with the fall of the Soviet Union.

Of course, this is all far too much generalization. ^_^
sinspired From: sinspired Date: August 17th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Progress without accountibility

Perhaps we are to follow the Romans.
On the battlefield of commerce, we need to find the strategies that will make us victorious again...
komos From: komos Date: August 17th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Full disclosure

I've been fairly convinced of the parallels with the late Roman Empire since the early 90s. 'Course, I've been rather cynical about the American experiment for pretty much as long.
why_style From: why_style Date: August 17th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Full disclosure

hurray cynicism! cynics unite! or don't- it probably doesn't matter anyway.
komos From: komos Date: August 17th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Full disclosure

Whatever, man...

;P
sinspired From: sinspired Date: August 17th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cynics unite!

EXACTLY.
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