Best: the history of the building of the railroad, the history of photography and specifically the history as it related to California and Yosemite. The least: the entire beginning and set up. Contrived.
It needs an illustrated version. Cries out for not only Muybridge's photographs but also the paintings mentioned and the other photographers
The idea of different countries having different cultural identities each bringing them to the same catastrophic place from different roads. Everyone is an addict but some have food compulsions, others heroin. Loved particularly how 11 million Greeks with no interest in paying taxes and little interest in fiscal responsibility, seduced Germany into loaning them so much money that they have the power to bring down the European Common Market.
The understanding that California's political system is making it impossible to recover. How will our inability to overcome our pension commitments play out across America. It doesn't look good for us.
He is clear and focused.
You have to both laugh and cry. The situation is horrendous and by no means over but, truly, if you don't laugh, you are in big trouble.
Lewis is brilliant but this book is rushed. Like a puzzle with a number of pieces on the board but many more to go. How will China play a role? What happens when the US moves to shore up Europe but is without its own resources? Lewis needs to write a new chapter every month and Audible needs to offer it. Everyone would buy a subscription, I promise.
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