"To Imperialism in the light political sense,therefore, my only objection is that it is the illusion of comfort; that an empire whose heart is failing should be specially proud of the extremities, is to me no more sublime than a fact than an old dandy whose brain is gone should still be proud of his legs." - Chesterton What's Wrong with the World
I find this especially pertinent after reading this post on the quality of Education education in America. While we build stadiums to rival the Romans and technological wonders, our educational underpinings are rotten at the roots. We are running on inertia.