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Posted by: stak
Tags: books
Posted on: 2013-08-09 21:13:16

Following up to Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World Until Yesterday, I also read Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. This one was a lot harder to read, and much less interesting to me. There were certainly some good lessons here, but I felt like he repeated himself too much, and that the book could have been 30% of the size it actually was.

It was interesting learn about how some past societies (e.g. on Easter Island) behaved and why they eventually died out. It does feel a bit like the world on a whole is on a course to repeat those mistakes.

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