There’s No Clash Of Civilizations, Just A Crash Of One

How White Empire is overthrowing itself in 14 ways

Destruction, from the Course Of Empire by Thomas Cole. “In the foreground a statue of some venerable hero stands headless, still striding forward into the uncertain future. In the waning light of late afternoon, the dead lie where they fell, in fountains and atop the monuments built to celebrate the affluence of the now fallen civilization.”



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