If you don't care about why economy's collapse, this is not the book for you. If you are not a fan of history, this is not the book for you. If you, however, desire to gain a great depth of knowledge concerning how people-groups are conquered and changed this book deserves your attention.Sowell's reputation does not need to be lauded by this little known reviewer. It stands on it's on. Reading this book only enhances that reputation. He relates information that could be somewhat stale in a fast-paced entertaining way.
It may seem an odd comparison but Neil Postman's book "Technopoly" kept coming to mind at different junctures in this volume. Postman writes:
"And so two opposing world-views -- the technological and the traditional -- coexisted in uneasy tension. The technological was the stronger, of course, but the traditional was there -- still functional, still exerting influence, still too much alive to ignore,"
Sowell shows this tension repeatedly as he moves from conquest to conquest.
Robertson Dean reads with intensity bringing one into the flow of information with ease.
Understand how the world has changed, and why.
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