“By the way, the single lesson history teaches is that nothing changes, because people dont change.”
I’m not sure it’s that simple.
It’s worth noting that Rome declined twice but only fell once.
The first time a leader arose and dragged them back from the brink.
Caesar built a dictatorship on the ruins of a republic.
That’s building, not rebuilding, and hardly an improvement.
In the long run, we’re improving, but it seems eggs have to be broken along the way, if I can borrow a metaphor.