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The Scarecrow in the Cucumber Field – ISIL, Ebola, and the End of the World (Order) As We Know It

In his best-selling book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Penguin, 2011), popular science author Jared Diamond meticulously and relentlessly plunges into a wide variety of historical case studies using what he terms the “comparative method” in order to answer the question that has preoccupied scholars from Edward Gibbon through Oswald Spengler – why do societies decline and ultimately disappear?

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How the First World War Helped Give Rise to Political Theology – Ramón Luzárraga

Centennial commemorations of the First World War began last June 28 with the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand von Hapsburg and his pregnant wife, Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg, by the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. This was followed by the anniversary on July 28 of Austria-Hungary’s declaration […]

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