Collapse of Complex Societies – Borzoi Edition

Myth of the 20th Century

When looking back at the world’s great civilizations, one notes they all reached an expiration point. What drives their decline and ultimate collapse, however, is one of the most debated topics in history. According to noted scholars Joseph Tainter and John Michael Greer, collapse occurs when a civilization reaches a point of unsustainable complexity that requires ever growing amounts of resources that are increasingly hard to obtain, making them vulnerable to internal and external shocks. Tonight we’re joined by Twitter collapsologist Borzoi to discuss these tendencies as they pertain to the United States, Western, and modern civilization as a whole.

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Very special guest Borzoi


The Myth of the 20th Century – Episode 125 – Collapse of Complex Societies – Borzoi Edition

— References —

– History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides (431 BC)
– Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon…

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