There is much debate about whether the Super-Power of the Twentieth Century---the United States---is an empire in decline. Sadly, I believe the answer is yes, indisputably.
I have a simple test: Look at the condition of our streets, roads and highways. Third world, with no prospect of improvement.
I'll know we are no longer in decline when our country finds the will and wherewithal to restore our roads. Simple, easy test. Roads repaired = better prospects for our country.
Should I hold my breath?