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Implosion by Andy Law

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BASICS

I began this book by talking about my opposition to the term “revolution”, a word commonly perceived to refer to concepts of severance, a complete change of direction, subversion, and disownment of the status quo, which poses more of a threat than a help to the modernization cause. However, after researching Latinist memoirs I find yet another meaning for the term: an etymological interpretation of “revolution” leads me to “return”; a return to values, as in “the good old days”, to be precise.

Great. That’s it; perhaps the revolution we need today is this: a step back to recover a few of the basic elements that we risk losing now because we’re so busy looking ahead.

The first “basic element” is understanding why we devise ...

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