US seen to decline… even back in 1952

In 1952, when the US was at the very height of its power, General Douglas MacArthur – hero of the Republican right since President Harry Truman relieved him of his command in Korea – warned fellow Americans of “our own relative decline, our inability to conserve resources, the rising burden of our fiscal commitments, an astronomically rising public debt mortgaging the future of our children.”
Eight years later, Democrat John Kennedy, campaigning against Republican Vice-President Richard Nixon, (…)

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