Sunday, October 20, 2013

Standing on Shaky Ground: The Government Shutdown and USA's waning Exceptionalism...





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Is the U.S.A headed towards the ruin that befell past empires?
(pic from isawnyu on flickr)
                                   
The writing has been on the wall for a while now. From peaked anti-American sentiments to the downgrading of the country's credit rating for the first time 2 years ago, astonishing unemployment figures and educational output figures that increasingly trail those of fellow developed countries among many other things, it is clear that the US's global hegemonic status is under siege.