Collapse (New America, #1) by Richard StephensonAmerica is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.
'America will collapse'
Zero-Sum America: An Empire Headed Toward Collapse
No compromise. No give and take. They have no credibility. As a result, inflexible zero-sum thinking has become a dangerous cancer that is eroding away at the very foundations of our American democracy. The growing use of zero-sum thinking in Washington is spreading.
The collapse of the United States occurred in , after political, economic, and militaristic breakdown in the country. The signs started showing as early as , and the country began going down hill from there. The US collapsed nearly over night. As the economy collapsed, corporations such as Disney, Microsoft, Sony, and others fell apart. The military, which was on the verge of defeat in Afghanistan following the country's invasion by Pakistan and the en masse desertion of soldiers of the Afghan Army, turned on itself in the US following the assassination of the president by an unknown individual.
Books by Paul Craig Roberts
Sometimes you need an outside opinion. Whether it's on the fit of a shirt, a concerning medical diagnosis, or a sinking suspicion that the rest of the world is laughing at you , we all need that person who will tell it to us straight. The United Kingdom, our ally across the pond, has long played this role for America. Years and Years imagines the planet's dystopian near-future as it is experienced by the Lyons, an upper-middle-class family living in Manchester. Each episode fast-forwards only a few years; the pilot, for example, begins sometime around the present, spans the re-election of President Trump, and concludes with his dramatic final days in office. Of course, with the Lyons being a British family and Years and Years a British television show , the focus is Euro-centric, making reference to Russia's ambitions on the continent, a cataclysmic refugee crisis, Grexit for real this time , the rise of the extreme left in Spain, and a Trumpian Parliament-bound politician named Vivienne Rook Emma Thompson.