REINVENTING COLLAPSE: THE SOVIET EXPERIENCE AND AMERICAN PROSPECTS, REVISED & UPDATED
Author: Dmitry Orlov
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The United States is in steep decline. Plagued by runaway debt, a shrinking economy, and environmental catastrophes to rival Chernobyl, the U.S. has been retracing the trajectory of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s toward national bankruptcy and political dissolution. By comparing a collapse that has run its course to one that is now unfolding, Orlov holds a unique lens up to America's present and future.
Orlov's predictions continued to come true, his writing gained mainstream acceptance. This revised and updated edition of Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of the demise of the Soviet superpower. It offers clear insights into how we might prepare for the events unfolding here.
Orlov gives no quarter to prophets of doom and gloom, finding plenty of room for optimism if only we focus our efforts on personal and cultural transformation instead of trying to perpetuate an impossible status quo. This challenging yet inspiring and surprisingly upbeat work is a must-read for anyone concerned about peak oil, the environment, geopolitics, international relations, and life in a resource-constrained world.