„The West may collapse very suddenly. Complex civilizations do that, because they operate, most of the time, on the edge of chaos.“

"TED Talks: Niall Ferguson" http://www.ted.com/speakers/niall_ferguson.html TED

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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