Tag Archives: Final Collapse

Final collapse – ever closer

Many of us who are lovers of liberty and try to be students of both history and humanity have long understood that the breakup, destruction, or collapse of these united States as a single federation of (now) some Fifty States … Continue reading

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A functional society? What is that?

The dysfunctional nature of modern popular culture (and therefore, society) has been an open secret for decades, even while the process accelerates. (It is perhaps more correct to say the process is accelerated.) It is less and less hidden, and … Continue reading

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Suicide of a nation – and a civilization?

The incredible, insane, and hypersonic collapse of Afghanistan and the chaos and stupidity of so many people is on view and has been for a week. Hang on, folks! Things are going to get worse before they get better. As … Continue reading

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Colorado’s rapid collapse – in real time – a follow-up (Part 2)

In addition to the commentary series on homeschooling (starting here) last week a lot of readers accessed the commentary about Colorado’s collapse here. Let us see if we can ramp the fear up! This week, Colorado was joined by Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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However! There is hope – we don’t HAVE to collapse

In the last two commentaries (here and here), we’ve discussed the amazing resiliency of the Fifty States’ society, economy, culture, and even political system. And I have warned that it may not last: the stresses are great and may overwhelm … Continue reading

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The amazing robustness of the American economy and society, but …

Don’t get too excited about our society’s (or societies’) ability to survive all that much longer – at least as measured by history. Yes, it is amazing that we have gone this far, but it probably won’t last. Let’s see … Continue reading

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Doomed? American cities (2nd try!)

Note: For some reason the WordPress editor has totally glitched and the first attempt, published at noon today (12JUL21) was totally botched up. So here is another try. Readers of this commentary know we here at TPOL are NOT lovers … Continue reading

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Comparing the SPQR and USA – again (Part 3)

The Roman Empire was, in many ways, very dependent on the estimated 10% of its population that were Jews, back there in the First Century. It was one of the bright spots in the economic and social life of the … Continue reading

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Rome’s warning signs – and our own (Part 2)

Part 2: Why did Rome fall and what were the warning signs? How can we learn from that? See Part 1 here: We discussed a good commentary in Notes on Liberty AND the old Gibbons hypothesis. What can we learn … Continue reading

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Are we ready? (A Baker’s Dozen ™ ways society can collapse)

As we ponder such modern societal memes as “May the Fourth” and “Cinco de Mayo” and even May Day itself, we may contemplate the idea that all societies, all civilizations, have a shelf-life. It isn’t conveniently printed on the label: … Continue reading

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