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Emmanuel Todd

Historian and Political Scientist

Emmanuel Todd is a historian and political scientist at the National Institute for Demographics in Paris. His research examines the rise and fall of peoples and cultures over the course of thousands of years.

His newest publication predicts the fall of the United States as the sole superpower: “After the Empire — The Breakdown of the American Order.”

Todd attracted attention with a similar work in 1976, when he predicted the fall of the Soviet Union based on indicators such as increasing infant mortality rates: La chute final: Essais sur la décomposition de la sphére Soviétique.

Todd studied Political Science at the Institut de Etudes Politiques in Paris and completed his Doctor Thesis in Historical Sciences at Cambridge.

Articles by Emmanuel Todd

A Global Need for a Universal-Minded Russia

Could some of Russia's finer traditions improve international relations today?

November 22, 2004

The America Vs. Arabia Battle?

What are possible reasons for the divide between the U.S. and the Arab world?

June 10, 2004