Read: Sir Glubb’s The Fate of Empires

How this isn’t better-known I do not know.
https://archive.org/details/pdfy-2F_iHS6BLtGJb2ad
It’s short.
26 pages short.
I must admit my own stupidity because I wondered in a quiet moment, why is nobody citing this? I assumed I’d already linked to it and like Camp of the Saints, it should be popular. Searched, nothing.

Ah.

Final page, for those who wanna know.

Read – and understand

All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

invincible summer

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king.

…How much do you skim, and fail to read, expecting you already know what it says?