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The creative society by Lars Tvede

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HOWCREATIVITYCEASES

As we have already seen, there have been many cases in history, where creative people or nations like Athens, Rome and others were stopped in their tracks. So how does that generally happen? Does every story have its own, unique explanation or are there some general patterns that are frequently repeated?

The answers to both questions is yes. Yes, every story is unique in some ways, but yes, there are also repetitive patterns, and we shall soon look at these.

One element that varies a great deal is the length of time it takes a society to break down. The decay and collapse of Homo floresiensis, some 12,000 years ago, was ...

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