A great book highly recommend, provide an incredibly comprehensive look throughout history of the key factors and Nations succeeding or not, in an accessible and interesting manner. should be required reading for all students of Economics history international relations and development.
This book gives a look at the world of pre industrial revolution to current and how policies and institutions have shaped it. This is one not to miss, no matter what your politics this book will give you a reason to reevaluate your preconceived notions of society
I am 58 years old, I love to read, and listen to books. I live in Iceland. I am lucky I understand english very well.
Very interestingnbook, Inrealy enjoy listen to it, so má ný good imfirmation, so many new view on things
Very long and dry. Hard to follow at times. Last chapter was good but took a long time to get there. If you like detailed history, you may like this book. Narrator was this with pretty dry material. Overall, an average read.
Although the book is built on two pivotal concepts the construct is intelligent and substantiated.
This visionary approach to understanding society is a must listen for all of humanity.
It calls people across the world to take up their own reign of power and be represented in their society as no other can do for them.
Why Nations Fail is sure to become the basis of a new understanding of the effects of government and the governed upon each other.
This book reset my perspective of world history and the dynamics of societal success and failure.
Full of interesting facts and historical anecdotes, but it struggles to piece those together into an extremely compelling or convincing framework. Somewhat vague as to the definitions of its own key ideas. For all that, an enjoyable look at the economic and political history of nations.