A symbol of the meglomaniac government we still have that its bearth includes a global intellectual reach it calls American University. The home and alma mater of the CIA, it spreads its tenacles of learning far and reaching. It reaches the Middle East, it reaches Croatia, it reaches Tanzania. It reaches Malaysia and Bagledesh and New Zeland and the Czech Republic. It reaches Iran and Israel too.
With all of its benetton mosiac of colors, it exemplifies the exhibit of a global sphere, but all within and underneath the control and sphere of influence of the United States of America (hence the sign, with the Capitol dome in it for Christ's sake). All within the game of the plan. The symbol survives...and so too does the power.