How America's Empire will Fall

Excerpt: In the year 432 B.C., Athenian statesman Pericles advised his fellow Athenians to pursue a course of war with Sparta and the Peloponnesian League. War was inevitable, he assured them. Furthermore, their enemies did not have the capacity to seriously threaten them; such were the material advantages of Athens. Only 17 years later, with matters still remaining unsettled in the Peloponnesus, the Athenians confidently voted to launch a massive invasion of Sicily despite the fact that the general given command of the invasion had argued passionately against the wisdom of such an act. Read More