Decline and Fall

The End of Empire and the Future of Democracy in 21st Century America

Decline and Fall sheds new light on the misunderstood idea of empire, shows how the US backed itself into a corner in the pursuit of political and economic power, and maps the road back to democracy in the wake of imperial collapse.

By: John Michael Greer

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The political theorist and author of After Progress examines the future of U.S. dominance on the world stage in this persuasive and provocative book.

The decline and fall of America’s global empire is the central feature of today’s geopolitical landscape. How we respond to this reality will determine much of our future trajectory, with implications that reach far beyond the limits of one nation’s borders. In Decline and Fall, John Michael Greer examines the path we’re on and presents a persuasive challenge to the conventional wisdom of empire.

Rather than asking if today’s American empire should survive, Greer asks whether it can—and goes on to demonstrate that the answer is “no.” After exploring the inevitable consequences of imperial collapse, Decline and Fall proposes a renewal of democratic institutions as the only constructive way forward.

About The Author(s)

One of the most consistently original social critics on the contemporary scene, John Michael Greer is the author of more than forty published books, including After Progress and Dark Age America, as well as the widely read weekly blog The Archdruid Report. He lives in an old red brick mill town in the Appalachians with his wife Sara.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865717640

Page Count: 304

Dimensions: 6 × 9 × 0.608 in

Publication Date: April 01, 2014

Audiobook Narrator: Kristoffer Tabor

Audiobook Length: 10:22:00

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