Study of Societies

THE INEVITABLE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF EMPIRES

Strangely, it was the Roman citizens who breathed the biggest sigh of relief when the declining Roman Empire (27 BC – 1453 AD) finally collapsed. Perhaps this is true for most empires. The burden of an aging empire is painful for those unfortunates who have to endure it; they wish that it be gone quietly. When an empire is crumbling…

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Study of Societies

PERENNIAL PROSPERITY ELUDES PAKISTAN

The most powerful and enduring ideas also happen to be the oldest. Ideas like justice, unity and genuine democracy, ideas which have stood the test of time. The secret of a civilisation’s success as well as their rise and fall are interlinked with these very same values. This is confirmed in the Islamic holy book Quran and Allah says: “Indeed,…

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