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The Conservative Paradox: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957)

Having read much about societal collapse including Jared Diamond’s fine book “Collapse”, I wonder if all civilizations are brought down by what I call the Conservative Paradox. The very movement or school of thought that attempts to preserve society, that … Continue reading

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Civilizational Collapse

 I have this idea that every civilization that collapsed (Mayan, Egyptian, Babylonian, Indus Valley), and 99% of all recorded civilizations have collapsed, and left us only archaeological remains, had within it two main groups: One group lets call them “conservatives”, though I am … Continue reading

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