Monday, January 02, 2012

The Illusion of Empire

From the pages of the journal Whiskey and Gunpowder, Jeffrey Tucker reminds us, on an anticlimactic day of year, of one event that defied such convention.

Twenty years ago, and much to the shock of just about everyone, the mighty Soviet Union, the very embodiment of Hegel’s view of the state as the divine on Earth, dissolved and disappeared. The malicious foe of the U.S., the deadly grizzly that was said to wander the world seeking whom it would devour, just rolled over.

What’s more ...

Oh yes, there's more, as in the lesson it holds for America (like in the fourth paragraph, for example).

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