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By Mark David Ledbetter

The 1st put up Sept. 11 presidential elections have provided the USA a decision among big-government, high-tax globocops quibbling over the main points, no longer a substitute for the competitive foreign militarism that makes the US the usual and logical aim of terrorism. This e-book appears on the development from republic secure by means of defense force to empire secure by means of status armies in Athens and Rome - and the same development in the United States. It appears at another: The Swiss method, which has stored Switzerland unfastened and republican for seven-hundred years within the heart of a warlike continent. the United States as soon as understood and Washington's nice Rule and J. Q. Adams' admonition to not exit into the realm looking for monsters to break. the United States was once then the sunshine of freedom, now not the sword. Now it has picked up the sword merely to work out the sunshine develop dimmer 12 months by means of 12 months. (Newly up-to-date and elevated for 2009)

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It also echoed into subsequent boomlets of children as it reached reproductive age—and gave rise to talk of “tidal waves” of population derived from the original bulge. One peculiar feature of demographic goats is that their ingestion sometimes follows a period of starvation and is sometimes followed by another one; the birth rate of the 1950s and 1960s is again an example, following the small cohorts of he depression years, and experiencing the relative shrinkage afterward. The effect was a period of underdemand, followed by a massive growth, followed by a period of excess capacity and then slower growth if not stagnation in the 1970s.

Internationalization of disciplines only extends the problem, as do opportunities for rapid electronic communication outside the community and nation. What university community remains is “a whole series of communities” (Kerr 1963: 1), and perhaps a residual general community that is largely imagined or supposed, one proclaimed on ceremonial occasions by campus leaders and governing boards, at athletic events, and in times of political crisis. If I may end this chapter on a personal, somewhat ironic note, I confess that I often feel that my university is a community, that I am a member of it, and that I love it as a community.

Internationalization of disciplines only extends the problem, as do opportunities for rapid electronic communication outside the community and nation. What university community remains is “a whole series of communities” (Kerr 1963: 1), and perhaps a residual general community that is largely imagined or supposed, one proclaimed on ceremonial occasions by campus leaders and governing boards, at athletic events, and in times of political crisis. If I may end this chapter on a personal, somewhat ironic note, I confess that I often feel that my university is a community, that I am a member of it, and that I love it as a community.

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