In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor... had this to say
about the fall of the Athenian Republic... "A democracy ...cannot exist... [once] ...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the
Tyler sounds like another once famous Scotsman, Edward Gibbon. Gibbon was once wildly and widely famous for penning Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
This book(s) is in 6 volumes and depending on the font is perhaps 10,000 pages long. The likely reason you have never heard of Gibbon is because he has been ignored by Modernist and Post Modernist leftist university professors. The reason is, these leftist professors know that in order to ferment a revolution the American citizenry must first be render deaf, mute, and blind so you will not recognize where these university elites are leading us less we bolt from the slaughter. If you don't get the idea just think of the sign outside the gate at Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi death camp, "Work makes you free." So if you yearn to be free or to have a government provided 'green' job, enter yea at this gate at your perell, and remember, don't get deloused.
Another reason Gibbon is no longer considered worth studying is because university elites consider him one of those dreaded Enlightenment “dead white men” like Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Franklin, or Adams. On it‘s face, this is the most racist of reasons to ignore Gibbon‘s work. Gibbon’s first volume of ‘Decline and Fall’ was published just before the American Revolution. To university elites of the ilk I described, no ‘dead white man’ ever published anything of worth before 1848. To those professors I outlined above, 1848 was the most important year in the history of the Earth. Because 1848 was the year that all of Europe erupted into 26 separate leftist revolutions called "The Revolution of 1848." This is also the same year that the twin Gods of leftist sent down their stone tablets to mankind, because 1848 was also the year that Karl Marks and Fredrick Engels first published their Communist Manifesto. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/731http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/history/1848/revolution_of_1848.htmlhttp://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/