A presentation first published in December, 2006 by Dmitry Orlov, and well worth your time.
Continuing with our list of superpower similarities, many of the problems that sunk the Soviet Union are now endangering the United States as well:
– Such as a huge, well-equipped, very expensive military, with no clear mission, bogged down in fighting Muslim insurgents.
– Such as energy shortfalls linked to peaking oil production.
– Such as a persistently unfavorable trade balance, resulting in runaway foreign debt.
Add to that a delusional self-image, an inflexible ideology, and an unresponsive political system.
Review the whole presentation, and don’t forget two more articles from Orlov on getting by in the post-collapse USSR.
Even if you don’t want to address reality, reality will find a way to address you.