BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

The Fate of the State

 

 

 

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/09/23/five-common-notions-about-russias-disintegration-all-defective-shtepa-says/

 

 

The fate of the state

especially the great

Is under fire.

 

At a crossroads of history

where a long-accustomed story

Is soon likely not to be any longer.

 

Whole empires stumbled

Austrians, Hungarians, Germans, Ottomans humbled

so it was in the wake of World War I.

 

While new states, many of them only statelets, emerged from the wreckage

but now also the small are facing a carnage

not knowing how to proceed.

 

The storm clouds are gathering

the autocrats swaggering

people are looking for cover.

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