"Those who don't study history, are doomed to repeat it."
The topic 'Civilization Decline' is as important as any OTHER field of study, and much has been written about it over the centuries.
"That thing we call civilization is the tangible expression of a society's intelligence; what is decaying in our community is our mental powers; as individuals, as groups, as communities, we are losing the ability to think clearly. Naturally as our perception decays so does the effectiveness of our administration and the impact of our technology — our strength and understanding. Discovering why a civilization rises and falls, is learning how a society gains then loses comprehension. "
What is declining when a civilization declines (November 2001)
The dumbing down of America is REAL!