Dialogues: Shackled to a relic while the world moves on
Two or three hundred years from now, when historians dissect the fall of the American Empire, the consensus will be that the City on a Hill crumbled because of a counterproductive devotion to a superstitious religion.
It’s not Christianity, not free enterprise and not even an insatiable urge to police the world.
No, the fatal religion will have been unyielding faith in a piece of parchment that each night is lowered into a nuclear bomb-proof chamber a hundred feet below the National Archives.
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