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Can We Stop Societal Breakdown?

Peter Turchin in conversation with Paul van Zyl

60 mins watch time

Posted June 2023

For decades, complexity scientist Peter Turchin has been studying world history like no-one else, analysing data and building new models from ten millennia of human activity. Now he joins us to present his results: nothing less than a klaxon call to prevent a violent political rupture that threatens to upend life and society as we know it.