Stone’s article “History tells us what may happen…” was marvelous and startling! It reminded me of a poster in my guidance counselor’s office, in high school. It showed bell curves across the face, all intersecting each other halfway. The curves represented empires that had risen and fallen (giving dates, of course). On the top of the last bell curve was America. I believe that the empires rose slowly, but fell quickly. I believe that America may be on the downside of this curve, and if Trump is elected, we will slide down that curve with haste.