Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Afghanistan: Where Empires go to Die

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." – John Adams (1814)

Libertarian and liberty-minded quotes always get my attention for their blunt analysis of the problems with big government. This one reminds me of something that Dmitry Orlov said Afghanistan, that it was where empires went to die. He was referring to the point at which Russia, then Britain, and now America have all attempted to invade and control the region, with the first two collapsing to a mere shadow of their former might and capacity...

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