A Tale Of Two Cities: London and Rome

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The Anatomy of Collapse

This is how civilization crumbles, my friends: slowly at first then all at once.  It begins with AUSTERITY: first the tax increases and then with cuts to national budgets and the various services provided to the people. This leads to disillusionment and eventual rioting by the populace at the middle and lower economic levels. Street revolts proliferate. Where such rioting leads is the next step in the great unraveling.  Next is a reduction in the rate of sovereign economic growth, also a prime indicator that collapse is on course.

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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