Will America suffer the same fate as other empires?
Thomas Cole takes the viewer through each stage of what becomes the imperial view of a nation's lifespan, from the inchoate savage to the undoubted pastoral ideal of the etymologically original understanding of what a nation is to its later stages of full-blown empire and the downward spiral into destruction and desolation.
It is the two latter stages that will notably be dealt with
here. We in the West, whether it is the United States, the U.K.,
Germany, or France, etc., are, to varying degrees, in the twilight of our
lifespan, before the eventual decline into final desolation.