As the increasingly violent US/UK/EU imperial project slams into more and more rocky shores, it is time to look at the news yet again from the perspective of the Goddess of History. No one can make sense of modern politics or international affairs without first understanding the nature of empires and their dependencies. The ability to use the Sword to rule diverse masses is very dependent upon the center of the empire staying solvent. The minute it ceases this, the whole system breaks down in a classic fashion. We see this clearly today with the continuing collapse of the US homelands. Readers have sent me articles that dispute my view of history. These articles are filled with not only bad analysis but outright lies. And as usual, the New York Times publishes outright lies. How typical for the chief newspaper of the heart of this empire.