Some uncomfortable reading from a different P.O.V.
Some back story on the author, which leaves him uniquely qualified to discuss “collapses,” IMHO.
Martyanov graduated from a five-year program at a Soviet naval studying math and physics, military history and operations theory. He was serving as an officer when the Soviet collapse left him stranded in Azerbaijan, essentially as a stateless person. Martyanov subsequently emigrated to the U.S., taught math and physics and eventually went to work in the aerospace industry.
Spoiler alert: he has little use for any of our political class, regardless of party.
May not be to everyone’s liking, but sometimes I like to challenge my thinking.
“If a writer is so cautious that he never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he will never write anything that can be read. If you want to help other people, you have got to make up your mind to write things that some men will condemn.” — Thomas Merton