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All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Samuel Cohn


The author of this book asks us to prepare for the inevitable. Our society is going to die. What are you going to do about it? But the author also wants us to know that there's still reason for hope. In an immersive and mesmerizing discussion, this book considers what makes societies (throughout history) collapse. It points us to the historical examples of the Byzantine empire, the collapse of Somalia, the rise of Middle Eastern terrorism, the rise of drug cartels in Latin America, and the French Revolution, to explain how societal decline has common features and themes. While unveiling the pa ... More

Keywords: collapsed societies, Byzantine empire, Somalia, Middle Eastern terrorism, drug cartels, French Revolution, societal growth, societal decline

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501755903
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Cohn, author
Texas A & M University

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