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Why Societies Collapse - Jared Diamond

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This one is much longer and in much more depth incase anyone is interested.


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I remember reading his book germs guns and steel a while back. He seemed to me to reduce everything down to geographic reasons. Another instance of bottom up aristotleian logic being used to explain phenomena instead of the top down Platonic approach that explains the emanation of the many from the one - which is in line with Gurbani's teaching.

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His theories are broad but contain some interesting observations. Actually I'm watching a documentary on Guns, germs and steel as we speak. I'll post the link when I'm done.

His work is still useful to understand the dominance of westerners in recent time, although not without weaknesses. It should answer some questions HSD has broached on this forum before.

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