Jared Diamond--brilliant and timely analysis. Always enjoy reading him.
Very good would like to know what he will write about the pandemic now
His analysis of past political upheavals is classic Jared Diamond but in the last section as he attempts to apply these lessons to the current political situation in the US he sounds like a political pundit. No historian can be objective about current events, It should be up to future generations to analyze the events of the present.
Do not be repelled by very academic first chapter - the book is a very interesting piece. Very complex yet clear and non-biased points of view
Although long, and having repetitive reviews of each nations actions, it was very informative and well worth the read! I learned a lot about history of nations not taught in school. And now I am better informed to deal with the present and future.
Another great book by Jared Diamons. This time it"s an excellent geopolitical analysis of 7 nations in time of crisis, and the actions they have taken or are taking to survive. I wonder what it would take the US to recognize and resolve the ongoing crisis of identity and survival.
Upheaval By Jared Diamond is a great listen. He makes lots of interesting comparisons between the behaviours of countries in crisis and points out potential crisis that countries may in the future face. I would love it if the seven pointers he keeps coming back to were sent out with the books as remembering these could be most useful. Would highly recommend this book.
Very insightful and informative. Like comparative analysis utilization Roland