Is the USA a nation in decline? Dan looks at the issue while discussing why things don’t change more when new presidents are elected. Also: Blasphemy and the grinding between civilizations.
1.”Advice From Grandma” by Thomas L. Friedman for The New York Times, November 22, 2009.
2.”Twilight of Pax Americana” by Christopher Layne and Benjamin Schwarz for The Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2009.
3.”The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” by Edward Gibbon
4.”AP Exclusive: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban” by Frank Jordans for The Associated Press, November 19, 2009.
5.”The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” by Samuel P. Huntington