but I think it’s still relevant to appreciate that after two or three centuries, many a great empire, founded by visionary leaders with an appreciation for the human condition, are prone to decay into incompetent rule, fueled by greed and lust for power.
This is a fascinating summary of an important empire, little explored in Western education or media…
Duncan Forster
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Indeed, I believe it is easier to stumble upon success than having to maintain it, for prolonged prosperity requires constant renewal of capable leaders and innovation.

Thanks for reading!