Decline is a Choice – Charles Krauthammer Wriston Lecture
While I don’t agree with some of the jibes in this lecture from Charles Krauthammer the heart and soul of this argument are pure and persuasive: America faces a long term strategic choice – and Decline is one of the options. Which choice should we make? As a moderate-right conservative I would choose the path of strength and prosperity, and to retain the abilities to stop the world from spiraling down to another world war.
This is a long lecture that contains meaty content for thought, please listen to the whole thing and remain objective. Don’t be thrown off track by use of Noam Chomsky’s favorite “H” word. Also note that from my understanding the ban on offshore drilling expired without much note from conservatives last Saturday.
Here’s a picture of tonight’s beautiful moon, it’s nearing full. The sky was crystal clear, but the wind from across the Western plains was quite stiff so this is not as clear as it could be even though I was shooting from a tripod.