The Decline of America?

 Posted by on 30 January 2005 at 11:30 am  Uncategorized
Jan 302005

British intellectual Matthew Parris thinks America is in a “relentless decline.” Victor Davis Hanson explains why he’s wrong:

The most recent doom-and-gloom forecast by Matthew Parris of the London Times would be hilarious if it were not so hackneyed. After all, Americans long ago have learned to grin any time a British intellectual talks about the upstart’s foreordained imperial collapse. And as in the case of our own intelligentsia’s gloominess, it is not hard to distinguish the usual prophets’ pessimistic prognostications from their thinly-disguised hopes for American decline and fall.

(Although I disagree with VDH on his theism, he makes some good points.)

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