The Degradation of the American People

The Neo-Ciceronian Times

Any student of recent history knows that there has been a noticeable decline in the…quality…of the American people over the past several decades. There are a number of theories as to why this is that exist on /ourside/ of the internet, most of which are probably at least partly true. But whether the cause(s) are hereditary, dietary, environmental, or some combination of these and other things, the effects on modern Homo Americanus can be clearly seen (though I’m given to understand that this is also the case, to one degree or another, in other first world countries as well).

This decline tracks pretty closely with the decay in American public life, civil society, and our social systems in general. I don’t find this too surprising, though. I am rather fond of a perspective in anthropology known as anthropological holism. This frame of reference for approaching the study of mankind…

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