I remember reading a cover NYT Magazine story on his influential book. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oYD2ciuxz...Tg/MXcOPg0HJA4/s400/09-04-13_kennedy_book.png This was 1987/8. Turns out he may have been right, although I thought differently at the time. I agree with Buchanan. I mean we still have 52,000 troops in Germany. What for? Imperial overstretch with an aging population and unsustainable entitlement programs is for real, I'm quite sure. Interview: Paul Kennedy | Education | The Guardian Pat Buchanan | Economy | Empire | RealClearPolitics Here is the British-born historian bemoaning the parlous state of the U.S. dollar several years ago. Dollar The Chinese and others are quietly leaving the U.S. market--they understand inflation is coming. I hope I'm wrong but with the money supply being tripled since 2008 we're in big trouble.