Imperial delusions

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September 5, 2011
by Robert Jansen  
Posted in Commentary

"Ten years later, we are still right and it still doesn’t matter. There’s a simple reason for this: Empires rarely learn in time, because power tends to dull people’s capacity for critical self-reflection. While ascending to power, empires believe themselves to be invincible. While declining in power, they cling desperately to old myths of remembered glory." (09/05/11)  

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