As storm clouds gather, are we prepared?
29 March 2023
ADELAIDE - I have spent many decades studying the wise, wonderful, astonishing, strange and all too often terrible and cruel behaviours of human beings as, collectively, we have created what we call history.
One thing is obvious. History does not follow a predictable and linear trajectory by which we collectively reach progressively higher levels of economic success and enlightened civilisation.
In fact, a feature of history is how good we are at engineering the collapse of elaborate, successful and productive civilisations.
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