The link to PCR's article provides an excellent historical take on the United States of America’s rise as an empire through to the present devolution of the empire. I respect Dr Paul Craig Roberts. He is at an age where he should be enjoying retirement, but instead he spends endless hours writing, participating in interviews and trying to awaken the general public. Each month I donate a small sum of money to help support his efforts because he has provided me with so much valuable information. It’s important for us to understand that the US is on the brink of collapse and that the ramifications will be felt by everyone.