Dr. Jim Penman, possibly the smartest lawncare specialist in the history of mankind, from RMIT Melbourne
The parallels between Rome at 100 B.C. and Britain in 2015 A.D. are too numerous to list.
Even the desire or impulse to do remarkable things has gone missing in the past two or three generations. Like all last generations, convinced they are the most informed when they are in fact the least. The little things that add up to a man's habits are not found in them and it is these habits that produce problem solvers.
I always believed the Byzantine Empire was more about nostalgia and epilogue than the founding of a society to replace Rome. It was where all the sad survivors ended up under the banner of Constantine.
BIOHISTORY by Jim Penman. I'm getting a copy this weekend.
The only thing special about Vault-Co, that distinguishes our conclusions from anybody else is that we believe this will all end in thermonuclear, biological and chemical warfare. Others tend to believe it will end in a slow grind back to the Dark Ages. We don't think that is the way that the West will go out.
(Tipped off by Vault-Co reader)