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America’s Slide from Greatness


From my most recent NRO article, on where America stands today: “The United States is in a fierce competition with many countries it has not been in the habit of considering as serious competitors in prosperity and general quality of life. . . . The gap that long existed between the U.S. and all but a few countries in terms of prosperity and liberty has largely evaporated in respect of the advanced world. Of course, the principal reason for this is the immense success of the U.S. in the Cold War and in extending democracy and free-market economics.”

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