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January 2, 2016

Robert Frost, 1962, on America’s future

Left: James Chapin portrait of a young Robert Frost

And how long will the United States shine before it perishes?
(I always say—you know, talking about money—I tell ’em I always charge more for prophecy than I do for history.) I don’t know how long we’re going to last. The song says, “It shall wave a thousand years.” Thousand is—if you look at history—a good long time. It’s longer than most have done it. The great days of a nation are seldom anything like that. You’ve got to think of that. …We’re squandering our light, almost to the world. It’s wonderful we are, wonderful shining thing we are. But you wonder about the economy of it…-- VIA neo-neocon

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 2, 2016 11:12 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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