30 Jun '13, 1pm

#peakoil The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers: The very attempt to reform an unstable, diminishing-return system

Arthur on Sun, 30th Jun 2013 12:19 pm “some great powers will collapse, others will remake themselves and others will gain ascendancy.” Although some great powers may collapse faster than others, the idea of ‘Great Power’ itself will be flawed in a shared future of steep decline. Ascendancy is a joke, the challenge will be to keep the joint together in the face of universal centrifugal tendencies. The only ascendancy that can be expected in the future is the rise of the local warlord, challenging the center. “Director Michael Apted has been filming a remarkable series of documentaries following the lives of 14 English people since the age of 7: The Up Series (Wikipedia) is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964.(The titles: 7 Up, 14 Up, and so on, the latest being 56 Up.) ” A little ...

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