In the spirit of my earlier Anglo-American post, here’s Mark Steyn on a very disturbing & possible repetition of history.
America has a choice: It can reacquaint itself with socioeconomic reality, or it can buckle its mandatory seatbelt for the same decline most of the rest of the West embraced a couple of generations back. In 1897, troops from the greatest empire the world had ever seen marched down Londonâ€™s mall for Queen Victoriaâ€™s diamond jubilee. Seventy years later, Britain had government health care, a government-owned car industry, massive government housing, and it was a shriveled high-unemployment socialist basket-case living off the dwindling cultural capital of its glorious past. In 1945, America emerged from the Second World War as the preeminent power on earth. Seventy years later . . .
Letâ€™s not go there.
The Brits were fortunate enough to partner with a strong friend (the US).
With whom will we partner to guarantee our future security and prosperity?
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