And goodbye, American Exceptionalism. Hello, American decline.
And if there is blame to dole out for this, let it be spread, equally, among the left and right. But it should all be concentrated on one institution, the Congress, which perpetually runs for re-election rather than running the country.
Trillions of dollars which *should* have been spent on bettering ourselves, were spent trying to shove our brand of world-view down the throats of other nations. Other trillions were spent enriching people who needed no further enriching, i.e., the already obscenely rich.
We're sliding. Fast. China and India are rising. Equally fast.
What I find really sad is that the British Empire lasted twice as long as ours will have lasted.