1 Jack Visnjic, Author at Anacyclosis Institute

Jack Visnjic

Anacyclosis, Act 2: The Rise of Republics

Abstract: In the previous post, we discussed the difference between the first two stages of anacyclosis, viz. monarchy…

Anacyclosis, Act 1: From Monarchy to Tyranny

How are democracies born? What causes their rise and eventual demise? And why are they so historically rare?…

History’s Biggest Lessons: 10 Books to Read During Quarantine

Now that global lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced billions of people into self-isolation, the…

America Is Sick of Democracy

Would you like to see your political opponents exiled? Imprisoned? Or worse? If so, congratulations. You’re ahead of…

Why an Ancient Theory?

When people encounter our work on the life-cycle of democracy and the theory of anacyclosis they often ask…

Five Years Later: Looking Back on Our Research Statement

The text below is the Institute’s original statement on the purpose of its research program, written in 2014…

Welcome!

Welcome to the new and completely redesigned website of the Anacyclosis Institute! If you miss the old website,…