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America’s Decline Never Seems to Arrive

Walter Russell Mead

This year’s Independence Day does not find the nation in the most celebratory of moods.

With one of the most polarizing presidents in American history poised to make the most consequential Supreme Court choice in decades, trade wars looming on all sides, a moral and humanitarian crisis on the southern border, and at least one member of Congress calling for mobs to harass administration officials on the streets, the atmosphere in Washington could hardly be more tense. Some speak of a “cold civil war” between red and blue.

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