Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Quote of the Week

The officers and I did not assume that the United States was going to decline like those ancient empires. That is not the lesson of classical history. Rather, it is that change is inescapable and the more gradual and hidden the change, the more decisive: the great shifts in fortune for ancient empires were usually not apparent to those living at the time.
--Robert D. Kaplan, An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future

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