Rulership’s Last Stand, Part 1 – Peak Rulership: The 1950s


The 1950s were a peak of faith in the institution. The large organization was seen as inherently superior. Economies of scale strongly favored the large, people were generally prosperous, and industrial might had just defeated Hitler and Japan. People talked openly and proudly about respect for authority as a virtue and that “children need to have their will broken.” But the road for rulership since has generally been downhill. In this issue we examine the “Other people are supposed to order us around” model, and how it began to crack.



Every rulership portrays itself as inevitable and eternal, and yet they all come and go. As will those which currently dominate the world. And the rulerships of our time have gone well past their peaks. In this series of FMP Classic issues, we examine the process that is underway.