Thanks. The U.S. will evolve. That is the beauty of having a country that is full of pretty educated people, spread far out, with nice stuff and no physical threat of invasion.
Since we are looking into the crystal ball:
Internationalism and technology will make national governments around the world less important. There will be resistance, but in the end, there is no stopping the flow of information. Even if the nationalist and internationalist start WWIII, and the Nationalists win, they will still end up setting up new international orginizations by default. I don't think there will be major war though. Local governments, international legal bodies will fill many of the roles of national governments.
Agreed, country borders are going to mean less and less each year that passes. Fortunately the world will become so interdependent on each other economical that there probably will be a lot less wars that occur.
The U.S. needs to take more examples from the E.U. not necessarily in terms of economic policies (some of which they should adopt, IMO, like universal healthcare) but just chill the fuck out and quit being so hostile to foreign culture.
Its just like Colin Powell said, (loosely quoted), "What is wrong with being a Muslim in America?" When responding to how ridiculous McCain's campaign has been recently. Our government may be pretty good at least at its core, but our culture really isn't that great except for our movies, literature and art. Europe is a way more intellectually stimulating and culturally vibrant place.
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