Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

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English language

Published May 7, 2019 by Recorded Books.

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A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse. In his earlier bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma. In a dazzling comparative study, Diamond shows us how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past -- from US Commodore Perry's arrival in Japan to the Soviet invasion of Finland to Pinochet's regime in Chile -- through a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation, and he identifies patterns in the way that these distinct nations recovered from calamity. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether …

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Я проверил, всё хорошо: Даймонд не сошёл с ума и сам же во вступлении говорит, что аналогия с личными кризисами необходима главным образом как держащий читателя-неспециалиста нарратив, чтобы исследование можно было отправить куда-то кроме академической публикации или печи.

Секция, прорабатывающая потенциальные грядущие кризисные ситуации показалась интереснее, чем историческая.