Why is America in decline?

During my recent holiday in the United States [my account here], I read an fascinating book entitled “Time To Start Thinking: America And The Spectre Of Decline” [my review here].

Today the “Guardian” has an article by Gary Younge, British but resident in Chicago, with an interesting take on this issue. He comments:

” … while liberals are more likely to see the roots of this crisis as domestic – growing economic inequalities, religious zealotry, corporatisation of media and politics – conservatives are increasingly keen to perceive the primary threat as external: immigrants, Islam, foreigners and foreign trade.”

Yet another illustration of the polarisation of American politics …


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