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May 09, 2008



Have you read Kagan's work? I get the impression the founding fathers always kind of were attempting a 1000 year empire. Anyway I would consider the context - with so many partisans harping on the imminent demise of the US, the coming great depression, the collapse of US leadership, etc., perhaps this kind of "eight more centuries" statement is relevant mostly for the "sky is falling" context.

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