Spoiler alerts ahead! After more than 1,000 years of ironclad rule, the Roman Empire fell on its own sword. Long a topic of debate, new research portrays the Roman collapse as a far more natural affair than previously supposed.
Social trauma haunts the modern world which gives our experiences a distinctly post-apocalyptic quality, according to After the End by James Berger.
Read a guide to Almighty, Dan Zak’s new history of the intersection of Catholic activism and the nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on apocalyptic ideas.