Why progress endures

Originally printed in The Christian Science Monitor, January 25, 2015.

Is progress an illusion, a blip of hope before the next catastrophe strikes?

If you study history, you know that the tensions, conflicts, foibles, and causes we see today have happened repeatedly in earlier eras and that to the people of that time progress must have felt unstoppable. Pride usually precedes the fall.

But even if civilization is cyclical, progress is different. Progress doesn’t rise or fall. It accumulates day by day, century by century.

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