Monday, October 22, 2012

Dating the Collapse of the Nation-State

From Chapter 3 of 3001: The Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1997):
"Mr. Poole," she began, in a very businesslike voice, "I've been appointed your official guide and -- let's say -- mentor. My qualifications -- I've specialized in your period -- my thesis was 'The Collapse of the Nation-State, 2000-50.'"


Jazzbumpa said...

No power vaccuum lasts very long. My fear is that the nation-state devolves into a new oligarchy, where power and wealth are the purview of trans-natioanl mega-corporations.

Aka, the new feudalism.


Tom Hickey said...

Nation states will destroy the world by David Atkins at Hullabalo, June 20, 2012

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The Arthurian said...

Thank you, J.