Every great civilization has its decline. A great statesman, Pierre Trudeau, referred to the Americans as ‘the New Romans’. The United States of America was founded on noble principles and it was a beacon of light and hope for the world for a long time. However, a certain anomaly between fact and perception is creeping in which, if not checked, could lead to its decline and decay.

There are now ‘huddled masses’ in the world, and the U.S., instead of being a beacon of hope for them, is ultimately, through military and commercial interests, their oppressor. The eternal grind of history continues . . .