How Empires End, by Jeff Thomas | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

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Insolvency has probably felled more empires than foreign invaders have. From Jeff Thomas at internationalman.com:

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

Histories are generally written by academics. They, quite naturally, tend to focus on the main events: the wars and the struggles between leaders and their opponents (both external and internal). Whilst these are interesting stories to read, academics, by their very nature, often overlook the underlying causes for an empire’s decline…

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