I am putting the core second chapter of Last and First Men online. I got some good feedback with the Preface and this will happen again with this part of the book.
In a way the new model of history is massively complex and will create a new mentality in marxists: you can’t propose theories of history and expect people to believe you.
The so-called macro model is basically an outline of history, and a good way to look at the suspected dynamics. Try to drop the materialist view for a ‘contextual’ chronicle that transcends material/spiritual distinctions. The data follows a specific model very well, but you can stay with the general outline and look at economies in an historical context…./
The main issue is to dispose of the dangerous and now almost unconscious obsession with Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ meme, one of the most delusive and dangerous pieces of hype in motion in the realm of ideology.
The text is almost ready, but has some problems. The opening image is the rare early daguerrotype of the barricades in Paris 1848!
As with the Preface, the pdf doesn’t make clear what will be obvious in the hardbound book: many of the pages on the right are textboxes. The main text proceeds on the next following page.