The Cassandra Project
The Official Blog of the Anacyclosis Institute

A Warning for America

Key Takeaways: Political faction is intensifying in the United States due to the erosion of the independent middle…

Make America Rome Again

Key Takeaways: The best historical parallels between the United States and Ancient Rome compare the United States to…

Make America Rome Again

Key Takeaways: The best historical parallels between the United States and Ancient Rome compare the United States to…

America is Scared of Democracy

Key Takeaways: Liberty and authority are abused wherever they exist. The abuses of liberty and authority can be…

Anacyclosis vs. America

Key Takeaways: Anacyclosis can destroy democracy in America as easily as it destroyed every other democracy which came…

Anacyclosis, Act 3: The Rise and Fall of Democracy

What causes the rise of democracy? What precipitates its fall? And what can anacyclosis tell us about the…

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?…

How Do We Save Democracy?

Key Takeaways: 1. At the start of the Revolution, America’s middle and northern colonies were the most egalitarian…

Do We Even Have a Middle Class Anymore?

One of the few remaining issues today that people across the political spectrum agree on is that the…

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…