The average duration of empires the world over seems to be about 250 years. In this episode of the History Files Gordon looks at the classic symptoms of that decline, which are often confused with causes, and reflects on “The Fate of Empires” by Sir John Glubb.
Show notes and links:
- “The Fate of Empires”. (newworldeconomics.com). “The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival”, Sir John Glubb
- John Bagot Glubb (en.wikipedia.org). Sir John Bagot Glubb (1897-1987)
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