Monday 20 April 2009

Dmitry Orlov on the Imminent Collapse of the U.S.A

Dmitry Orlov describes himself as a "Superpower Collapse Predictor". Here, talking at the Long Now Foundation in California, he explains why he's certain the US is headed for a Soviet-style collapse, and gives some handy hints for leaders of collapsing superpowers.

Dmitry Orlov, author of "Reinventing Collapse" is a theorist on issues relating to Peak Oil and an engineer. Orlov was born in Leningrad and immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve, witnessing the collapse of the Soviet Union during extended visits to his homeland. His 2006 article Closing the Collapse Gap, went viral on the internet. In it, he compared the collapse-preparedness of the USA and the USSR.

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