This is a fascinating, though disturbing view of America's decay, from a European perspective, headlined "A Superpower in Decline: Is the American Dream Over?"
Here's a paragraph, early in the piece, that stands out in the wake of last week's elections:
"The country is reacting strangely irrationally to the loss of its importance -- it is a reaction characterized primarily by rage. Significant portions of America simply want to return to a supposedly idyllic past. They devote almost no effort to reflection, and they condemn cleverness and intellect as elitist and un-American, as if people who hunt bears could seriously be expected to lead a world power. Demagogues stir up hatred and rage on television stations like Fox News. These parts of America, majorities in many states, ignorant of globalization and the international labor market, can do nothing but shout. They hate everything that is new and foreign to them."
Definitely worth a read.