I never thought I’d see the fall of an empire in my lifetime, but it seems Wall Street has done what decades of cold war animosity and overt military conflict couldn’t. The United States is losing it’s global influence, and power is shifting (very) slowing but inexorably to China and other rising States.

If you’re wondering what a collapsing empire looks like and don’t have the time or inclination to take a masters in geopolitical history, this short article from Glenn Greenwald may answer some questions.