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Why do civilizations decline?

Why do civilizations decline?

In the Public Square: Why do civilizations decline?  Is wealth bad for us?  Does prosperity destroy the work ethic and nurture decadence and entitlement?  Could it be that freedom is ultimately toxic to us?  If civil and economic success breeds generations of slothful reprobates, is the decline and fall of great civilizations inevitable?  Listen in as Alexandra Berauer and John Snyder discuss the challenge of affluence and freedom and the tragic effect of plenty in the decline and degeneration of culture.  Is it possible to overcome the influences and momentum of vulgarity, ennui and self-indulgence?  Listen as the ITPS crew explore creativity and nobleness as inherent to us as men and women, and remind those of us who despair in our modern culture atrophy, that all men bear the image of God, that we are inherently spiritual beings,  creators, thinkers, and problem solvers.  It is only when we indulge the appetites and forsake character and the higher aspirations of the spirit do we be