April 23, 2012

America's Biggest Enemy: Itself

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

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The United States is a bit like a 375-pound, middle-aged man with a heart condition walking down a city street at night eating a Big Mac. He's sweating profusely because he's afraid he might get mugged. But the thing that's going to kill him is the burger.

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