This moment we endure is well described by a line in John Updike’s 1959 novel The Poorhouse Fair.

The nation become one of pleasure-seekers; the people continued to live as cells of a body do in the coffin, for the conception “America” had died in the skull.

Add to “pleasure-seekers” freeloaders or spongers, and in a sentence you have a fair picture of the decline of the United States of America.

What do you think?

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