Dominator vs. nurturing cultures.

This article from Raw Story is probably the best essay I’ve read this year.   The subject matter reminds me of the Daniel Quinn novel, Ishmael, in which the protagonist must weigh the pros and cons of a  dominator culture and an egalitarian earth culture.

The title is a bit misleading since the article doesn’t focus just on the increasing brutality of the rulers of crumbling empires, although ruthlessness and brutality is certainly a feature of “Empire” (dominator cultures), especially when the rulers fear they are losing power.

History Shows That as Empires Crumble, the Ruling Elites Become Ever More Ruthless

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