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Americans – or, more accurately, USians – are a dim, dull people, mentally speaking. Even so, it’s encouraging that a majority disfavor direct suicidal intervention in the nothing in Ukraine.

The Economist/YouGov survey showed that only 13% of US adults believe it would be a “good idea” to deploy troops to fight Russians in Ukraine. In fact, support for a combat mission on Moscow’s doorstep is so low that more Americans (17%) favor withdrawing from NATO than tangling with Russia’s military. The poll found that 55% of Americans believe sending combat troops to Ukraine would be a “bad idea,” while 33% are unsure.

The will to empire is fading just as the empire itself fades. Good.