Stephen Vizinczey says all a great power has to do to destroy itself is persist in doing the impossible…
Like bankruptcy, societies and complex systems collapse slowly then all at once. The cycles that civilisations go through are well documented and whilst in hindsight it’s glaringly obvious to understand what drove the breakdown, in real time we are often too close and too invested trying to be relevant, to recognise our own demise.
Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by journalist Indi Samarajiva to discuss how this collapse has come about.
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