February 19, 2013
Can We Trust Jared Diamond?
Bryn Williams, Slate
Jared Diamond is a master of cultural and historical bricolage. His books weave epic stories about the human condition from the disparate cultural practices of a wide range of people living in different environments. In his Pulitzer Prize–winning Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond used this eclectic empiricism to tell a story about the role of geography in human history. InCollapse, he used the same approach to stage a morality play...
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