“America is not going to be destroyed!” he shouted passionately.
“Never?” prodded the old man softly.
“Well…” Nately faltered.
“Rome was destroyed, Greece was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed. All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours? How much longer do you really think your own country will last? Forever? Keep in mind that the earth itself is destined to be destroyed by the sun in twenty-five million years or so.”