Josef Joffe and Why America Will Stay on Top.


This is another recommendation from Fareed Zakaria of CNN.    I just finished his book, The Myth of America’s Decline.

Maybe, we need to feel we are in jeopardy, so we can be motivated to achieve.  Not saying we don’t have issues, but it made me feel happier.

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I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Josef Joffe and Why America Will Stay on Top.

  1. I do sense something is in decline. The question is exactly what. I generally see two perspectives.

    First, the United States really could be in decline, but more in the way that Rome in its last centuries was in decline. So, we may only have a few good centuries left in us… or maybe a little less.

    Second, it might not just be that the United States is in decline, but that the entire model that this country is based upon is in decline. Depending on how well this country can shift paradigms, it will determine whether or not it shall decline.

    Decline is just another way of viewing change. The world is changing. The world as we know it is doomed, but with danger comes opportunity, with risk comes possibility. If we embrace change, which is far from certain, still great things may be in store for our country. If not, it might get very interesting in a not so fun kind of way.

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