This bloke, Philip Atkinson, has spent his retirement working out a model of civilisational decay. I don’t agree entirely, but its interesting and different from the usual political/economic views of society. I am also interested in hearing opinions.
Here’s a short and intentionally inflammatory snippet:
A Civilization is a dominant community that imposes its beliefs upon all other communities by violence, which must involve the use of genocide; so any community that recoils from inflicting genocide will suffer genocide.