This is one of the most meaningful and powerful books I have ever read. It covers a broad sweep of my interests in history, anthropology, politics and economics.
The arguments put forward are powerful and convincingly argued. The factual and analytical support is outstanding. The level of analysis suggests the possibility of a realistic modelling of social behaviour in the near future. Therefore it is an inspiring book because it offers hope.
I read this book over the Summer and it definitely made me think hard about the likely future. It reconfirms in my mind that the things we most need to focus on are the classic “liberal” issues of:
- Universal education to at least senior secondary level
- Solve the current and escalating energy crises
- Establish more equitable income distribution as a world goal