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America's Role in a Darkening Age

concernedcitizen99 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 6:25 PM
right, russia is doing so well. what happened to the USSR? failure! how has china been doing? oh wait it's allowing in capalism.......obama wants us to copy china, wait ,they are starting to copy usa.......capitalism.

When, in the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev said, "We will bury you," and, "Your children will live under communism," Eisenhower's America scoffed.

By 1980, however, the tide did indeed seem to be with the East.

America had suffered a decade of defeats. Southeast Asia had fallen. The ayatollah had seized power in Iran. Moscow had occupied Afghanistan. Cuban troops were in Ethiopia and Angola. Grenada and Nicaragua had fallen to the Soviet bloc. Eurocommunism was all the rage on the continent.

Just a decade later, the world turned upside-down.

The Berlin Wall fell. Eastern Europe was...