So any serious student of the human condition is stunned to see the destructive forces loosed.
Glen Fairman is an extraordinary writer and commenter. Prolific and eloquent for some time at AT.
David Goldman (pen name Spengler at Asia Times) makes one think about the implosion of nations and cultures. Goldman wrote a book on the death spiral of Islam. Compelling stuff.
The seminal work on the dynamics is Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations that emphasized how cultures and religion are important parts of the dynamic of conflict that he predicted would continue, driven by particularly Islam. Huntington said that violence and conflict were not going the way predicted by the book End of Civilization and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama. Fukuyama wrote that civilization was reaching a maturity that would produce comity and progress. Fukuyama was wrong.