The Man Who Predicted “Mayhem” in 2020 Ten Years Ago Says a Civil War Could Be Next

from Zero Hedge

A decade ago Peter Turchin predicted that 2020 would be “mayhem”, including “widespread civil unrest”.

Turchin teaches cultural evolution at the University of Connecticut and, in 2010, predicted in the scholarly journal Nature that America would “suffer a period of major social upheaval” starting around the year 2020.

“They had no reason to believe I wasn’t crazy,” back in 2010, he told Time. “People did not understand that I was making scientific predictions, not prophecies.”

And from the current vantage point, he looks to be exactly right. 2020 started with a global pandemic and has torpedoed into further chaos with the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing riots and protests.

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