In this speech, he talks about the "recent" debacle in Southeast Asia, and six reasons for the decline and fall of great nations in the past. Then he recommends social, economic and political attitudes and actions for putting our own nation's house in order and improving the quality of life in the U.S. during the years ahead. Dr. Kenneth McFarland presented this speech to the Independent Petroleum Association of America at the historic Fairmount Hotel on Knob Hill in San Francisco. Consider one of his best speeches. Comes with a .pdf transcript of the speech.