'Prof. Panarin, 50 years old, is not a fringe figure. A former KGB analyst, he is dean of the Russian Foreign Ministry's academy for future diplomats. He is invited to Kremlin receptions, lectures students, publishes books, and appears in the media as an expert on U.S.-Russia relations.
But it's his bleak forecast for the U.S. that is music to the ears of the Kremlin, which in recent years has blamed Washington for everything from instability in the Middle East to the global financial crisis.'
Thats ok- we already have a whole gaggle of our own doommeisters. That position is filled, Professor. You could apply to the saddos club...but getting in is in hotly contested. There are so many serious old men with very poor judgement... the Communists have been predicting Americas catastrophic failure since about 1848 but don't let that damp your enthusiasm. You go girl!