Skip to comments.America must manage its decline. (Barf Alert)
Posted on 10/17/2011 8:18:49 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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Recently I met a retired British diplomat who claimed with some pride that he was the man who had invented the phrase, the management of decline, to describe the central task of British foreign policy after 1945. I got criticised, he said, but I think it was an accurate description of our task and I think we did it pretty well.
No modern American diplomat let alone politician could ever risk making a similar statement. That is a shame. If America were able openly to acknowledge that its global power is in decline, it would be much easier to have a rational debate about what to do about it. Denial is not a strategy.
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wasn’t this posted 10 min ago?
In 1942, I seem to remember a Brit saying something about 'we will fight them on the beaches, we will fight them in the hedgerows, we will fight them in the pubs' (I paraphrase badly)
Some light went out when Winston left.
Western malaise...but not on our watch.
With a Cain or other conservative US administration, Senate and House in 2103, we shall see the “decline” turned around every bit as much as it was, if not more, under Reagan.
Oops...make that 2013 of course!
The Financial Times is owned by the NY Slimes. It services the world-wide financial market, but particularly the EU. Consider the audience for this “product”.
Never. Ever. Ever, give up.
I typed in the title and the writer for a search and came up with nothing.
More like an hour.
We don't have to bargain sh!t.
The former PM did the UK and the free world yoeman's service with his obnoxious belligerence.
He's part of the reason that I still mangle German, instead of speaking it correctly. I was never forced to learn German.
Don't know where you got that one from. AFAICS, the FT is owned by Pearson PLC, and they don't have anything to do with the NYT.
The Financial Times is owned by the NY Slimes
You are correct. My bad.
We don’t have to have wars all over the place to have strength. All previous Presidents had to do in the past was issue warnings and punks would back down. Now the whole world, especially the Middle East, is a free for all. Getting a POTUS in the WH that projects power and strength would get us back on track.
There is no American “decline”..............no country on Earth exhibits a Middle Class with the wealth and freedom we have. American Decline by definition means a poverty in the huge American middle. That has not happened. As a member of the huge American middle I am making less and saving less than I was 3 years ago. But I am not broke. I have made adjustments in my life to balance those realities. I make 2/3’s of what I use to but I’ve done things to make up for it.
It’s not pleasant or less stressful. But, it is still alive and well. I work a more stressful and less secure job......but I work like heck and scrimp more than I ever used to.
BRAVO!!! worth repeating.
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