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Monday, July 25, 2016

Destiny Lost? Trump and a US Off Its Moorings

Destiny Lost? Trump and a US Off Its Moorings
Does criticizing and downplaying other nations help Americans feel better about themselves?
By , July 24, 2016 |


  • Americans are struggling with a growing gap between their exalted self-image and reality.
  • We Americans lack the means to exercise decisive influence. Our response has been avoidance & evasion
  • Fading prowess is one of the hardest things for humans to cope with, as an individual or a nation.
  • We Americans prize our strength and competence; we dread decline and its intimations of extinction.
  • China’s emergence poses a threat to the foundation myth of American superiority and exceptionalism.
  • The US is collectively, emotionally approaching the psychological condition of dissociation.

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