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Old September 14, 2011, 02:24 AM
Zunaid Zunaid is offline
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Civilization has always been cyclic - the fall of one overlaps the rise of the other. I cannot find the source but I remember reading an interesting book when I was in high-school that spoke about the west-ward move of powers. Asia -> Europe->Namerica and now we see the ascendancy of the Chinese while the US seems to be in decline. Returning home this summer for 6 weeks, I was surprised and saddened at how bedraggled and rundown much of the infrastructure looked in comparison to where I am now.
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