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Long Cycles: Prosperity And War In The Modern Age

Long Cycles: Prosperity And War In The Modern Age

By Joshua S. Goldstein

Yale University Press, 1988, 433 pp.

This ambitious effort to discern past long cycles in both socioeconomic matters and in hegemonies suggests that they cannot be projected into the future with any certainty because the world is changing. Nevertheless, the next few decades will be a dangerous time if the cycles continue.