Everyone grows and dies; the same is true of countries. The only question is how long one can postpone the inevitable. In the case of some countries, life spans can be very long, so it is worth asking whether the United States is in adolescence, middle age, or old age. Do science and technology accelerate or offset the demise? And finally, how many stars will be in the U.S. flag in fifty years?
There has yet to be a single U.S. president buried under the same flag he was born under, yet we often take continuity for granted.
- Juan Enriquez, p. 282
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thought For The Day 7-16-07
From the book What Is Your Dangerous Idea?