More Covid-19 political hand-wringing chatter, from gideon.rachman@ft.com.

Headline: Coronavirus and the threat to US supremacy

Sub-headline: Two questions serve as a reality check on excessive American declinism

It has reached such a point that Mr. Rachman feels compelled to link to his January 3, 2011 essay at Foreign Policy titled ‘Think Again: American Decline This time it’s for real.’
Along with his collection of the other political hysterics… American Hegemony is evaporating like smoke in the face of The Pandemic!
Why not look to Political Nihilism’s Prophet in Residence Francis Fukuyama’s ‘The Decay of American Political Institutions’ from 2013?

The Decay of American Political Institutions

The de-industrialization of America was about the myth that ‘we’ were ‘Post Industrial’ & represented an ‘evolution’ in our development. Which was just a way of decimating powerful Unions, and Capital finding sources of cheap labor. The Supply Chain was/is our undoing!

StephenKMackSD

https://www.ft.com/content/2e8c8f76-7cbd-11ea-8fdb-7ec06edeef84

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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