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February 25, 2016 | History

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In the waning days of the American empire, we find ourselves mired in political crisis, with our foreign policy coming under sharp criticism and our economy in steep decline. These trends mirror the experience of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of the demise of the Soviet superpower and offers clear insights into how we might prepare for coming events.

Rather than focusing on doom and gloom, Reinventing Collapse suggests that there is room for optimism if we focus our efforts on personal and cultural transformation. With characteristic dry humor, Dmitry Orlov identifies three progressive stages of response to the looming crisis:

Mitigation—alleviating the impact of the coming upheaval Adaptation—adjusting to the reality of changed conditions Opportunity—flourishing after the collapse He argues that by examining maladaptive parts of our common cultural baggage, we can survive, thrive, and discover more meaningful and fulfilling lives, in spite of steadily deteriorating circumstances.

This challenging yet inspiring work is a must-read for anyone concerned about energy, geopolitics, international relations, and life in a post-Peak Oil world.

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Reinventing Collapse
The Soviet Example and American Prospects

Published June 2008 by New Society Publishers .
Written in English.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL11051725M
Internet Archive
reinventingcolla00orlo_547
ISBN 10
0865716064
ISBN 13
9780865716063
Library Thing
4924113
Goodreads
2367427

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