Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse, warned that the US empire faces an end similar to that of the Soviet empire for similar reasons: too much debt, over-reliance on imports, especially for energy and food production, and political dysfunction. However, Americans are not prepared to meet the coming collapse unlike the Russians before their empire's fall in the late 1980s and 1990s, he said. Raw Story interviewed Orlov on Jan. 27, 2011 [link].

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