The Decline of the West Revisited

Following the catastrophic folly and hubris of European elites known as the Great War, or later as World War I, Oswald Spengler, a German author and analyst, created a study of how Empires rise and fall, and used those lessons to predict the “winter” of the Western Empire project. Here I offer my thoughts on some of the lessons to be learned from this book, The Decline of the West, or in German, Der Untergang des Abendlandes My role here is to spread awareness. So, please consider visiting my Shops and buy a T-Shirt with a message. They are conversation starters …

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A Fun Day in Irkutsk, The ‘Cool’ Capital of the Irkutsk Oblast (Region)

  Where in the World Is Irkutsk? As you can see according to the World Atlas, Irkutsk is midway across the vast country of Russia, which itself spans multiple time zones. It’s north of Mongolia, and directly north of China, Thailand and Southeast Asia. Because of this, it is a crossroad of various cultures, both Mongolian, Central Asian Turkic, Slavic and numerous indigenous communities. Russia comprises well over 100 different ethnic groups and languages. All recognized and supported. By Pablitto, Marcin Konsek, Ася Волкова, Vaiz Ha, Fanzuga, Вячеслав Ребров.Pablitto – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57146326. Pictured above are some …

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Interview #1 and #2 With Jeff J. Brown

This is the first two of several interview/discussions with my friend, Jeff Brown, a sterling investigative researcher. I talk about my first few days in Moscow, Russia., the first leg of my month long trip. https://jeffjbrown.substack.com/p/eric-arnow-us-expat-traveling-across?publication_id=320717&post_id=135887306&isFreemail=true Part 2 https://jeffjbrown.substack.com/p/eric-arnow-us-expat-traveling-across-5c6?publication_id=320717&post_id=136833827&isFreemail=true&r=1w61zv