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I only understoon the layman definition he sai in the beginning... the last part for to high english for me
can we get that quote in text here?
Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.
Family wealth dies in 3 generations.... heard the sentiment before
An essay by John Bagot Glubb. A man who lived the fall of the British Empire.
As numerous points of interest have arisen in the course of this essay, I close with a brief summary, to refresh the reader’s mind.
We do not learn from history because our studies are brief and prejudiced.
In a surprising manner, 250 years emerges as the average length of national greatness.
This average has not varied for 3,000 years. Does it represent ten generations?
The stages of the rise and fall of great nations seem to be:
The Age of Pioneers (outburst)
The Age of Conquests
The Age of Commerce
The Age of Affluence
The Age of Intellect
The Age of Decadence.
Decadence is marked by:
An influx of foreigners
The Welfare State
A weakening of religion.
Decadence is due to:
Too long a period of wealth and power
Love of money
The loss of a sense of duty.
The life histories of great states are amazingly similar, and are due to internal factors.
Their falls are diverse, because they are largely the result of external causes.
History should be taught as the history of the human race, though of course with emphasis on the history of the student’s own country.
THE FATE OF EMPIRES
SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Sir John Glubb
kaiser should have his own channel
will save me a lot of reading
Dis nogal impressive.... seker maar omdat ek fokol geskiedenis ken
african countries went independent during peak cold war
that's the real reason for the epic fails
don't mention their IQ
the good leaders got assasinated
that has nothing to do with this!!!
let's not mention that
lamost like that rality show Survivor.... the sleeky ones vote of the strong, and then win
if everything in the world is based on IQ why do none of us know the dude that was posted earlier Mr High IQ on identity politics?
All the Proffies drive Toyota's...... power and money not related
necessity mother of invention
The academia Professor, Doctor, etc
africa is a giant drive-thru
now it's a drive-by
I went to zim in 1997
was pretty awesome
Victoria Falls, Harare, etc ?
Vic Falls Kariba
I wasn't in Harare, total touristy
but so much potential
I was at Vic Falls, 5 years back... stilll nice..