Towers of ilium is not impacted by the weather, even if the power goes out. We are a concept, an ideal, a symbolic truth. Communication cannot be subverted or destroyed.
The center of gravity of modern American history seems to be the period from 1961 to 1973. JFK through Nixon. World War I was an international event--Hitler's mad, bloody road show. The 60's were a domestic affair. Vietnam was a place on the television set, Cuba was a few miles from Florida, and the heroes of that period all ended badly.