The Decline of the American World

Other countries are used to loathing America, admiring America, and fearing America (sometimes all at once). But pitying America? That one is new.

Tom McTague looks at the US from Britain, with a view that’s harsh, but ultimately loving and optimistic.

That’s how I feel about the US these days as well.

As I’ve mentioned here before, I’ve been reading ancient history recently, and that tells me the US is still a very young country. I believe our best days are ahead of us. But we’re in a dark time now – maybe the darkest since the Civil War – and the worst may still be to come.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner