America’s "Late-Imperial" period?

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

“But government in bankrupt, divided, late-imperial periods are never very pretty to watch.”
-Andrew Sullivan

Is this really what we’re headed for? ‘Late-imperial period’? The Roman Empire was around for hundreds of years before its ultimate collapse, not to mention the regional power of the Republic that proceeded it. We’ve only been a global superpower since WWII and a regional one for around a century…

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