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Pondering the possibility of American decline has become a recurring issue among commentators and pollsters. At the domestic level, it is easy to see why. Our cities are witnessing an upsurge in lawlessness, deterioration, and filth. Common items such as toothpaste are placed behind locked partitions to discourage shoplifting. Youth mobs from Chicago to Compton trash businesses and terrorize bystanders. In a development reminiscent of the Dark Ages, New York City’s rodent infestation has grown so extensive, the City has appointed its first “Rat Czar” to deal with the crisis.

But American decline is not only a domestic issue. Less visible, but equally if not more serious, are the signs of America’s decline abroad. The recently leaked military documents reveal a worrisome world in which American prestige is diminishing.

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