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Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) wrote, “History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world have a chance for it.” America is now close to becoming, if it has not already altogether become, one of these “wrecks” of nations strewn across history. We are now, it seems for the most part, governmentally, economically socially, militarily, industrially and morally, a pathetic and pitiful wreck. Why? Because Americans have allowed this country to become a spiritual wreck.