We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As soon as I saw the title, I said to myself "The reviewers will see parallels to our own times, whether they are there or not." I did it myself in an anthropology paper in 1975. The feeling that civilisation is collapsing precedes any data.
That said, looks like an interesting book. Wishlist
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