Akvedukten vid Zaghouan, Sven Otto Littorin och Niall Ferguson

Denna vackra betraktelse från 1994 har sedan dess legat i mitt bakhuvud.

Sven Otto Littorin; Akvedukten vid Zaghouan – Svensk Tidskrift

Den artikeln satte mig på spåren till Akvedukten vid Zaghouan : en essä om stat, moral och liberalismens framtid, av Per Molander 

https://www.bokus.com/bok/9789176811436/akvedukten-vid-zaghouan-om-stat-moral-och-det-liberala-samhallets-framti/


Och vidare till min Guru Niall Fergusons

CIVILIZATION The West and the Rest  


The financial disasters of 2008 and its continuing fallout; political partisanship and gridlock in the face of daunting problems; divisions within the United States and within the European Union; the overextension of American military forces in the wake of costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the rise of China: Is the West headed toward a fall like ancient Rome’s?

Even more alarmingly, he suggests that the collapses of great civilizations tend to come quickly. Rome, he writes, imploded “within the span of a single generation”



DOOM : THE POLITICS OF CATASTROPHE

Doom is the lesson of history that this  country–indeed the West as a whole–urgently needs to learn, if we want  to handle the next crisis better, and to avoid the ultimate doom of  irreversible decline.



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