Wright and Cultural Stagnation
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The paper analyzes Ronald Wright's book "A Short History of Progress", 2004. The paper discusses how Wright examines the history of civilizations in terms of cultural stagnation by tracing examples from the Stone Ages, to the Middle Ages, to Contemporary society. He looks at how civilizations today are not much different in terms of evolution and progression.
From the Paper:T"he book "A Short History of Progress" written by Ronald Wright discusses the patterns of progress and disasters in humanity since the Stone Age and examines the inherent dangers of cultural stagnation. Wright traces the progression of civilization throughout the years from the Stone Ages to today. His book provides evidence from history that is compelling and thought provoking. Wright's central argument is based on the notion that rise and fall of civilizations past demonstrate self-destructiveness, thus provides a glimpse into the future for civilizations to come."
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