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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 03:59 PM
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120. You know, the Social Revolution theorists don't count the American Rev as a true Social Rev
Edited on Tue Jul-19-11 04:01 PM by leveymg
A split within and among elites, and a political separation accompanied by a war, but not a true reordering of society in any fundamental fashion.

The Great Social Revolutions list generally includes the British Glorious Revolution of Civil War of 1688, the French (1789), Russian (1917) and Chinese (1949) revolutions and dozens of smaller national liberation struggles that followed.

I don't see any persuasive evidence that we're headed for anything so drastic as a Social Revolution, Class War, or even a shooting war among polarized elites. The American Empire, however, is ripe for collapse like the French in 1940, the British in 1946, and the Soviet Union in 1991. Imperial collapse has a different mindset and dynamic.
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