The end of the world is nigh (and I don’t feel fine)

Alex Lo South China Morning Post April 4, 2024 Link

Intro:

Peter Turchin, a population biologist and complexity theorist, last year published a fascinating book simply titled, End Times.

The subtitle of his book spells out his basic idea: “Elites, Counter Elites and the Path of Political Disintegration.”

As the dominant civilisation for centuries, the West may be doomed, and so perhaps may be dragging down the rest of the world. News headlines today offer plenty of intuitive evidence for Turchin’s thesis.

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