Best-selling author and world-renowned historian Niall Ferguson has won widespread acclaim for thought-provoking works such as Civilization and High Financier. The Great Degeneration tackles nothing less than the decline of Western civilization. Ferguson posits that slowing growth, outrageous debt, and antisocial behavior are contributing to the erosion of the West’s once rock-solid foundations. Ferguson excavates the causes and shows how heroic leadership and radical reform are needed to right the course.
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middle of the pack due to length
How Institutions affect a civilization.
I didn't really find the reasons why they decay.
More of a case as to the effect.
Insightful book though.
Niall Ferguson is good at economic history. No doubt.
Engineer in St Louis, Missouri, United States
Narrator is good and clear
Great story on how great societies can wreck themselves. You will get a "what not to do" list for great civilizations
I normally love books of this genre but this one was poorly written and mindbogglingly boring. Don't waste your time.
This is a fascinating economic evaluation of current history. It is rational and there is no panic. Still its message is quite urgent.
I was sorry it ended and am quickly going on to the next book by the same author.
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