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Does Decadence Cause Decay?

OvercomingBias          29 July 2015 07:07 AM


Noble gentlemen and ladies in [Japan's] Heian period (794-1185) were often remarkably promiscuous. ... "Heian society was on the whole governed by style rather than by any moral principles, and good looks tended to take the place of virtue." ... … Continue reading



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Silent Cal 29 July 2015 03:36 PM
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This question suffers from a lack of definition, but thinking it over myself, "decadence" seems best defined as "deviation from traditional farmer values".

In which case we'd expect to see decadence cause downfalls throughout the farmer era, since those values were pretty adaptive for that time, but not necessarily in other eras.

Which side of the Cold War was more decadent? I'd argue the winning side was.


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melian 29 July 2015 08:09 PM
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Which side of the Cold War was more decadent? I'd argue the winning side was.


I'm not sure about that. At least judging by the alcohol consumption it was the losing side.



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