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Submitted by SAKOVKT (United States), Jun 24, 2016 at 08:53

Yes, Islamism will destroy itself, as it actually already has, upon several histgorical occasions, are probably degenerate into another "Sick Man of Europe".
However, the Nationalism is on the rise : Brexit : Marine Le Pen : Geert Wilders, : Donald Trump : Soldiers of Odin : on it goes.

The Great Progressive Empire of the Peace of 1945 is crumbling, i's Keynesian Economics turning out to be no better than the Marxian.
Fascism never declined, at all. It was defeated militarily and it was also Nationalist.
Fascist Nationalists blocked the three empire builders : Classic Liberal Europe (Britain and France), the Bolsheviks and the American Progressives hence, WW2.

The last of the WW2 imperialists is now decaying simply because it failed to deliver the goods it promised, the bane of victory in any war.
(The loser in any war is defeated by an army. The victor is defeated by his own vanity.)
Empire and Nation are always at odds.

It's a type of Nationalism that is defeating Islamic Imperialism.
It is Nationalism that is defeating the EU and the American Progressive Empire.
There must be a central Mythos, a Power Idea, motivating any politics.
Nationalism and Imperialism cannot both decline, since the fall of one requires the rise of the other.

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