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The Dawn of a New Dark Age

Ian Morris
Board of Contributors
Jul 13, 2016 | 07:59 GMT
Collapse of civilization?
If we look deep into history, we can find examples of collapses from which civilization could not quickly right itself, such as the fall of the Roman Empire. These periods raise troubling questions for the 21st century as we reel from the Brexit's impact.
(KARL BRIULLOV/Tretyakov Gallery/Wikimedia Images)

Media outlets have dubbed the Brexit the beginning of the end. Are the events of 2016 harbingers of a new dark age? If we look back deeper into history, we find examples of collapses from which no one would say that civilization "relatively quickly" righted itself. These periods raise some troubling questions for the 21st century....

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