Tumbling Empires & the Taming Church

In the late 1970's the genial science historian James Burke wrote and presented a ten-part series entitled Connections, which became appointment-tv for my husband and me. He had a way of applying past lessons to present circumstances that was both fascinating and entertaining and sometimes--as in this video--loaded with the prescience that comes from actually listening to history.At about the 3:30 mark, you find Burke once again presenting past as prelude:" The last time a world empire fell … [Read more...]


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