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Why Do Societies Give Up?

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:24 AM
Rep... both branches of government you cited have "too much power" and as a result then feel sufficiently empowered to thus enable them to operate outside the bounds of the Constitution... while those that are elected pander to those that can swing election... the dysfunctionals numbering 43 million within this nation's cities. Read my posts below to realize just what this means for your descendants and the ill consequences to be imposed upon them by blacks and Hispanics... once then the collective 'majority' after2050.

Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline?

Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, as historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure -- and who gets the most of both -- more often than poverty and exhaustion implode civilization.

One recurring theme seems consistent in Athenian literature on the eve of the city's takeover...