Tag Archives: Social Theory

Death of the Liberal Class

Chris Hedges, 2010 I wanted so much more out of this book. In many ways, there is a lot of valuable stuff here. Hedges does provide some concrete explanations that illuminate how America’s social structure underwent a fundamental shift once … Continue reading

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Why The West Rules – For Now

The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future Ian Morris, 2010 This is one of the best books I have read in a long while. In ‘Why the West Rules – For Now’ Ian Morris has crafted … Continue reading

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China – A History

John Keay, 2009 Being a westerner, my upbringing is obviously western. Although I live in the Bay Area with a large Asian population, am married to an American born woman of Chinese descent, and despite having traveled to Shanghai, Hong … Continue reading

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Collapse

Jared Diamond, 2005 I can’t begin a review of Collapse by Jared Diamond without first acknowledging his sentinel work, Guns, Germs, and Steel. I read that book in 2007 and it revolutionized the way I consider history. How so? Diamond … Continue reading

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