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deletedMay 31, 2022Liked by Kathleen Sykes
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Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised. I can definitely think of a few examples where monarchies or imperialist regimes fell for this reason: Imperial Russia and Imperial Germany for example. I also know that the French Revolution also ended up shooting some of its ringleaders in the foot. Robespierre himself was sent to the guillotine. With the exception of North Korea and Russia, basically every despot of the 20th century and early 2000s fell to something similar.

If you get the time, you should read Johathan Haidt's article in The Atlantic (this one: https://bit.ly/3amJ44C). He mentions something about the story of The Tower of Babel that I feel is relevant:

"The story of Babel is the best metaphor I have found for what happened to America in the 2010s, and for the fractured country we now inhabit. Something went terribly wrong, very suddenly. We are disoriented, unable to speak the same language or recognize the same truth. We are cut off from one another and from the past."

(And sorry for not getting back to you sooner! I just saw this notification!)

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