The Theory of Social Revolutions


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Brooks Adams (1848-1927), was an American historian and a critic of capitalism. He believed that commercial civilizations rise and fall in predictable cycles. First, masses of people draw together in large population centers and engage in commercial activities. As their desire for wealth grows, they discard spiritual and creative values. Their greed leads to distrust and dishonesty, and eventually the society crumbles. In The Law of Civilisation and Decay (1895), Adams noted that as new population centers emerged in the west, centers of world trade shifted from Constantinople to Venice to Amsterdam to London. He predicted in America’s Economic Supremacy (1900) that New York would become the centre for world trade. The Theory of Social Revolutions was written in 1913. (Wikipedia) (5 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Prefatory note & THE COLLAPSE OF CAPITALISTIC GOVERNMENT 49:22 Read by Nathalie J.
THE LIMITATIONS OF THE JUDICIAL FUNCTION 59:11 Read by Nathalie J.
AMERICAN COURTS AS LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERS 1:08:33 Read by Nathalie J.
THE SOCIAL EQUILIBRIUM 35:46 Read by Nathalie J.
POLITICAL COURTS 54:48 Read by Nathalie J.
INFERENCES 33:28 Read by Nathalie J.

Reviews

Very Dry


(3 stars)

I wonder what Mr. Adams would have to say about our capitalist society of today? Especially our technology! And our current Presidential campaign? (written 9-3-2016). I'd listen to this LibriVox Volunteer reader the phone book. She's tremendous.....


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