Reinventing Collapse

September 30th, 2008

Superb article about the rise and eventual fall of the US and USSR as superpowers.

Written by Dmitry Orlov on realitysandwich.com.

Like that of our metaphorical heavyweight champion, a super-power’s diet must contain plenty of red meat, in this case, human flesh. A superpower must continually ingest plenty of highly skilled and motivated personnel managers, scientists, engineers, and military officers, who must be willing to endure hardship, give up their best years, ruin their health, perhaps even give their lives, slaving away designing and building things, fighting and doing all the dirty work.

Read the full article here.

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