Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Experience and American Prospects

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New Society Publishers, Jun 1, 2011 - Political Science - 208 pages
A guide to the decline of the American empire for individuals, families and communities

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This was a solid book, with moments of some surprising humor. However, it felt a bit slim after having just read two other deep and involved books about social collapse: the peak oil-focused ... Read full review

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This book is serious, but also very funny. He doesn't argue for a "collapse" of the U. S., he just assumes that it will happen and shows the similarity between the U. S. and the U. S. S. R. on that basis. Read full review


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Superpower Similarities
4Collapse Mitigation
6Career Opportunities

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Dmitry Orlov was born and raised in Leningrad, USSR and immigrated to the United States in the mid-seventies. He was an eyewitness to the Soviet collapse over several extended visits to his Russian homeland between the late eighties and mid-nineties. Dmitry is an engineer who has contributed to fields as diverse as high-energy Physics and Internet security. Starting in 2005, he has written extensively on the subject of the approaching collapse of the United States, and the many similarities and differences between the post-American and the post-Soviet experience. Dmitry sees his mission as a public service: in his numerous articles, presentations and interviews he has argued that collapse of the US, although inevitable, is survivable, given the right attitude and some timely preparation.

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