That's the theme of my column today in Taki's Magazine.
Mandela and I go back a long way . . .
Read the whole thing over there.
There is a wee bit of overlap between my theme and the new posting by Mencius Moldbug.
MM is writing about?what else??the decline of our civilization:
Continuing the comparison to the fall of Rome, one of the interesting features we see is that while technological competence is certainly an indicator of a successful civilization, it is also a lagging indicator. Civilization produces technology, not the other way around. When civilization falls, technology is not the first but the last thing to fall.