Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail

Immoderate Greatness by William Ophuls Reviews Summary

Ratings Breakdown

Rated 4.4 by 358 people

Pros from Reviews

  • Insightful analysis
  • Condensed and accessible
  • Covers historical evidence
  • Summarizes drivers of decline
  • Well-explained, no fluff
  • Fascinating and enlightening
  • Succinct and convincing argument
  • Relevant and timely

Cons from Reviews

  • No feasible solutions
  • Pessimistic view of humanity
  • No empirical evidence
  • Less convincing on moral decay
  • Attempts at reform may precipitate collapse
  • Maintaining status quo worsens consequences
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