Here's an op-ed that appeared in the LA Times yesterday, one that I think everyone needs to read. I have, on occasions, compared the U.S. to the Roman Empire. But the author of this piece takes it all a step further, in what I think is a brilliantly written and must read piece.
It's sobering, when you stop and consider what this guy says.
It's easy to take a lot of things for granted, we all do it. After all, we are all human. But when we seriously look at the great empires of the past, we simply must consider that we too, will someday occupy a place in history.