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A Conversation with Mr. Joe Johnston, "The Decline of Nations"

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Joseph F. Johnston, Jr. graduated from Princeton University, subsequently receiving both a master’s degree in history and law from Harvard University. He has practiced law in New York City and Washington, D.C. He has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia law school and is a member of the American Law Institute. 

His most recent book, "The Decline of Nations," examines the contemporary United States, discussing why Americans should be deeply concerned. Immigration, morality, political correctness, religion and the ascendancy of a new elite class are among the key issues highlighted. The book cites the rise and decline of Roman and British empires.

Mr. Johnston spotlights excessive centralization and deterioration of the rule of law in the United States. He discusses the Progressive movement and expansion of the Welfare state. The book questions the decline of America's military capacity, educational system, arts and culture.

Can extensive global commitments threaten America’s strength and prosperity? Can the United States sustain current economic and political dominance around the world? By seeking to answer these questions and examining the historic patterns of otherwise great nations and empires, Mr. Johnson spotlights the essential need to learn about the future destiny of America. 

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