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    American propaganda. The hope is always that someone, perhaps someone important will believe it. I suppose it works once in awhile.
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    This is about historical Collapse, possible causes, and how it may relate to the present.

    (interesting note at the beginning, we live in a world with six degrees of separation, they lived in a world with three)

    From about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex cosmopolitan and globalized world-system. It may have been this very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age. When the end came, the civilized and international world of the Mediterranean regions came to a dramatic halt in a vast area stretching from Greece and Italy in the west to Egypt, Canaan, and Mesopotamia in the east. Large empires and small kingdoms collapsed rapidly. With their end came the world’s first recorded Dark Ages. It was not until centuries later that a new cultural renaissance emerged in Greece and the other affected areas, setting the stage for the evolution of Western society as we know it today. Professor Eric H. Cline of The George Washington University will explore why the Bronze Age came to an end and whether the collapse of those ancient civilizations might hold some warnings for our current society.

    Considered for a Pulitzer Prize for his recent book 1177 BC, Dr. Eric H. Cline is Professor of Classics and Anthropology and the current Director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University. He is a National Geographic Explorer, a Fulbright scholar, an NEH Public Scholar, and an award-winning teacher and author. He has degrees in archaeology and ancient history from Dartmouth, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania; in May 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree (honoris causa) from Muhlenberg College. Dr. Cline is an active field archaeologist with 30 seasons of excavation and survey experience.

    He's an excellent historian.
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    Agents of chaos have purpose, and we aren't paying attention.

    One reason Trump and others blow their horns over China is they don't want folks looking at the other hand, Russia. Putin's Russia doesn't need to attack militarily as their current efforts to undermine and cause collapse are bringing home gold.



    A widely-held opinion in a decent chunk of the natsec community:

    Putin is trying to tear down other countries in part to make Russia seem ‘better’ by comparison. Whereby to quell Russians’ desire for better standards of living, free & fair elections, no corruption, etc.

    ‘Look, the rest of the world is a shithole, you have it so much better..’

    The tidal wave of refugees from Syria wasn’t a side effect, it was a deliberate main effect of Putin’s policies, whereby to feed the growing demands by, and popularity of, rightwing nationalists in EU countries.

    Putin also subscribes to some truly wacko Russian fascist ideologies.

    DuckDuckGo.com search these two names:

    Ivan Ilyin

    Aleksandr Dugin.

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