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

THE EVOLUTION AND FATE OF THE SOCIAL ORDER

What is peculiar about the human mind is that it drives things forward, it demands constant and perpetual progress and what we might call a “progressive environment.” When considering human progress, we really do have few options. The only alternative to progress is to decay and perish. As for the “social order”, the laws of nature are harsh and unforgiving.…

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