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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012 where he helps believers understand how the world works and how our faith fits. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at www.theendofhistory.net

Interrupted, Not Over

The pandemic and subsequent global lockdowns interrupted life as we knew it. Governments and societies with the means attempted to ease that interruption with stimulus packages, moratoriums on evictions, and other unprecedented measures to ward off economic meltdowns. The long-term success of these steps has yet to be proven,...
churches and the pandemic
A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic this week. This brief pandemic update is featured every week at the End of History. Click on the links for deeper dives into the stories that tell what happened this week in the historical...
biafra genocide
Between 1967 and 1970, an estimated 2 million Igbo Nigerians were killed by the Nigerian military after seceding to form the Republic of Biafra. After the failure of military attacks on the region known as Biafra, a military blockade induced famine and the Biafra Genocide. The Nigerian military added...
water protests, water crisis
In my 2019 book How the World Ends, I laid out three central crises: food, water, and population, that would serve as the foundation for a convergence of crises and chaos over the next half-century. The repercussions of these crises would compound. We are witnessing that today. This series of...
inflation
In late May, our family exited a year of pandemic lockdown for a 5,000 mile road trip of the west.  Our vaccination cards secured, we toured three of the largest national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. Our tour took place only weeks before much of the...
pushed to the limit global crisis

Pushed to the Limit

The growing status of global crisis as a new normal finds multiple systems of the world pushed to the limit. After a year and a half of the global pandemic, we learned how quickly the human mind and consciousness could adapt to a new normal. More Americans died in...
coronavirus update
Indonesia became the epicenter of the Asian experience with the pandemic this week when that nation surpassed India and Brazil in the daily death count. Indonesia experienced more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases per day and death counts above 1,000 per day. Healthcare workers are among the hardest hit...
food crisis
In my 2019 book How the World Ends, I laid out three central crises: food, water, and population, that would serve as the foundation for a convergence of crises and chaos over the next half-century. The repercussions of these crises would compound. We are witnessing that today. This series...
pandemic update coronavirus update
The World Health Organization (WHO) cites the spread of the delta variant in Africa as the driver behind a 43% surge in coronavirus-linked deaths on the continent in the last week. The delta variant is now present in 16 countries on the African continent. More than one million new...
stages of the holocaust by bullets
In our final episode that looks at the Holocaust in our series Never Again…Again, The Ongoing History of Genocide, JB Shreve and Brian Butler look at the stages of the Holocaust as it unfolded. Most of us have mental images that spring to mind when we consider the Holocaust,...