“Politically, humanity cannot afford more than ‘one America’, and the same can be said ecologically of the earth. If the whole world were ‘America’, the whole world would already have been destroyed. If all human beings were to drive as many cars as Germans and Americans, and drive them as much, the atmosphere would already be mortally poisoned. The American millenium can be the downfall of the world. There is awareness of this ambiguity in America, inasmuch as ‘the American nightmare’ (Malcolm X) is following hard on the heels of the American dream, and American messianism is closely pursued by American apocalyptic.”
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This is found in Jurgen Moltmann's, The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology (Minneapoolis: Fortress, 1996), 177.