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The great Arab historian/philosopher
Ibn Khaldun had a theory of history in which great families ruled for three generations.

By the third generation they had degenerated and a new family would overthrow the corrupt/inept prior dynasty.
We could rename it the Paris Hilton effect to bring things up to date.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Thu Dec 29th, 2005 at 09:20:12 AM EST

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