Easter Island In Jared Diamond's Collapse

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Could the modern world be heading toward an impending societal collapse? Haunting similarities between our civilization and those that have risen and fallen in the past suggest that yes, we could be heading down that road; however, the most disturbing thing is that we could be the ones culpable. This the crux of what Jared Diamond wants to get across to readers, and what he has surely gotten across to me, of his novel Collapse, particularly as it pertains to Easter Island and its society. He believes, as do I, that Easter Island and its undoing is a metaphor for our world — if we do not do something now, we will end up just like the peoples whom we learn about in our history books. I have seen parallels between us and them exist in sudden population
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