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  • Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History

    10/28/2004 10:26:07 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 62 replies · 3,542+ views
    Civilization and Its Enemies - The Next Stage of History, Free Press | 2004 | Lee Harris
    From the Preface of Civilization and Its Enemies Ė The Next Stage of History by Lee Harris The subject of this book is forgetfulness. By this I do not mean our tendency to misplace valuable objects, or our inability to recall the name of he bossís dog, but the collective and cultural amnesia the over comes any group of human beings who have long benefited fro tm the blessings of civilization Ė an amnesia first observed nearly eight hundred years ago by the Arab philosopher of history Ibn Khaldun, contemplating the rise and fall of those great feats of organized...