The Greying of America

Gimpel, Jean
November 1976
National Review;11/26/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 45, p1284
The article compares the decline of Western civilization with that of the decline of the U.S. as of 1976. It argues that the problem facing cities, nations and civilizations is the tendency to wait too long to cure their ailing economies. It warns of the disadvantages of complacency as exemplified by the U.S. automobile industry. It demonstrates the decline in the tide of prosperity at the end of the thirteenth century. It contends that the psychological drive of the U.S. has been saturated since 1956.


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