I am a historian of the 20th Century.
Lately I have had the overwhelming sense of impending doom. I often feel as if the entire world is undergoing either a complete nervous break-down, or human society is in its death throws. I feel as if something big is about to happen, something transformative.
As for the United States of America: we are finished. This is my judgement as a historian. I am afraid of what will happen in the next five years or so. I feel that we are close to civil war, or revolution, or dissolution.
I hope I’m wrong – unless we can arrange a peaceful dissolution of the union, which I believe is (most likely) the best outcome.