The Anacyclosis Institute (formerly The Institute for Anacyclosis) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the study of historical patterns, with a special focus on the lifecycle of democracy. We also design policy solutions which, if implemented, would rehabilitate the American middle class and revitalize American democracy. Our name is derived from ἀνακύκλωσις, the ancient Greek word for the cycle of political revolution.

The Institute was established 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Timothy R. Ferguson, after contemplating anacyclosis for over a decade. To learn more, you can click to read about our mission, our philosophy, or the theory of anacyclosis.

Raising Awareness

About the theory of anacyclosis and the history of democracies.

Educating Americans

About the historical knowledge on which our republic was built.

Supporting Research

On patterns in history and on the lifecycle of democracies.

Fostering Dialogue

And public debates between historians and public policy-makers.

Understanding Our Crisis

And its relation to similar crises in earlier periods of history.

Building Solutions

That are historically grounded for healing and strengthening our democracy.

Our Team

We are a group of scholars, attorneys, and journalists who appreciate how historically rare and, therefore, precious democracy is. We believe that the solutions to some of the biggest crises we face today can and must be built on a knowledge of history. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

Tim Ferguson

Founder, President

Jack Visnjic

Director of Research

David Gore

Board Member

N.B. The views of the Anacyclosis Institute do not necessarily represent the views of our directors’ respective employers and no such conclusion is intended or should be inferred.

N.B. No member of the board of directors has ever directly or indirectly received any compensation of any kind in any capacity from the Anacyclosis Institute. Our directors serve on a purely voluntary basis.

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