Last night, I was interview by nationally syndicated radio host Jim Bohannon. “All empires eventually fall. It was true of the Romans, it was true of the Ottomans, it’s been true throughout recorded time,” Bohannon said as the segment began. “Sooner or later even the mightiest of the mighty crumble, for a variety of reasons. Fast-forward to the present. The United States is not your typical ’empire,’ but with the fall of the Soviet Union we became the sole superpower. That status is now under assault. Not militarily, but economically. The vibrant economy that is the underpinning to our strength has weakened to such a point that other countries — like China — are starting to believe our supremacy can be challenged. In many ways, this means the United States is at a turning point in its history. Are we on an inexorable decline, or can we turn things around and solidify our position as the top dog? We’ll discuss that with a return guest: Joel Rosenberg, author of Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? He also quoted Winston Churchill who once said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing once they’ve exhausted all other options.” You can listen to the nearly hour-long interview, and questions from callers all over the country, by clicking here (my discussion with Jim begins at 39:42 into the program).

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