Immoderate Greatness PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Immoderate Greatness free pdf *Immoderate Greatness* explains how a civilization's very magnitude conspires against it to cause downfall. Civilizations are hard-wired for self-destruction. They travel an arc from initial success to terminal decay and ultimate collapse due to intrinsic, inescapable biophysical limits combined with an inexorable trend toward moral decay and practical failure. Because our own civilization is global, its collapse will also be global, as well as uniquely devastating owing to the immensity of its population, complexity, and consumption. To avoid the common fate of all past civilizations will require a radical change in our ethos-to wit, the deliberate renunciation of greatness-lest we precipitate a dark age in which the arts and adornments of civilization are partially or completely lost.

About William Ophuls

William Ophuls spent eight years in the U. S. Foreign Service, serving in Washington, Abidjan, and Tokyo, before receiving a PhD in political science from Yale University in 1973. In 1977, he published *Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity*. It won two prizes and was instrumental in establishing the field of environmental politics. After teaching briefly at Northwestern University, he became an independent scholar and author. He has since published three books on the ecological, social, and political challenges confronting modern industrial civilization. When not at his writing desk, he spends his time rambling in nature, either in his native California or in the mountains of Europe.

Details Book

Author : William Ophuls
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published :
ISBN : 1479243140
EAN : 9781479243143
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 118 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Immoderate Greatness



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Greatness free pdfGreatness

    GREATNESS aims at inspiring people to achieve their personal and professional best. It opens with an in-depth discussion of the nature of Greatness - what it is..


  • The Greatness Guide free pdfThe Greatness Guide

    Robin Sharma. one of the world's top success coaches and author of the international bestseller 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari'. offers 10 high-impact lessons for success. 'The Greatness Guide' is a strikingly powerful and enormously practical handbook that will inspire you to get to world class in both your personal and professional life..


  • Enemies of Civilization free pdfEnemies of Civilization

    Looks at how foreigners were regarded in three ancient civilizations. finding that cultural. not biophysical. differences were key in distinguishing "us" from "them..


  • Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush free pdfCollapse Now and Avoid the Rush

    Since 2006. author John Michael Greer has been sharing his perspectives on the fate of industrial civilization and more on his weekly blog. THE ARCHDRUID REPORT..


  • Global Modernization Report 2013 free pdfGlobal Modernization Report 2013

    Modernization has been a profound change of human civilizations and a global trend since the 18th century. It includes not only the great change and transformation from traditional to modern politics..


  • Immoderate Greatness free pdfImmoderate Greatness

    Online Books Free. *Immoderate Greatness* explains how a civilization's very magnitude conspires against it to cause downfall. Civilizations are hard-wired for self-destruction. They travel an arc fro