By the time it was obvious that something had to be done, the costs of doing anything at all had become monumental–and those costs would have been borne directly and personally by each member of the political class. Thus the crisis built up to its inevitable explosion. Only in the explosion’s aftermath [of the 1789 French Revolution] did constructive change become possible once again.
p 118, John Michael Greer, “The Long Descent”
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