Grumps: What if a dictator takes over?
Optimist: If a population survives a dictatorship, like a fire, it can have a blooming of new life.
On the basis of his exhaustive historiometric analyses that measure rates of creative contributions decade by decade, Simonton concludes that nationalistic revolts against oppressive rulers are followed a generation later by greater frequencies of creative output. 1
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