In the attached video Dr. Hanson has made A LOT of valid points here.
History is slowly repeating itself IF we are not careful.
Thinking about it… the fall of these early Western civilizations collapsed after how many years? A couple hundred ~~ several hundred years? For example, the Roman Empire lasted quite a bit; however, it began to collapse.
“…The fall of the Western Roman Empire, AD 376-476, was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which the Empire failed to enforce its rule, and its vast territory was divided into several successor polities…”
The Greek Empire lasted about ~ 350 years.
And United States is at this day in age at about 244 years since we declared our independence from Great Britain… And about 234 years since the creation of the U.S. Constitution.