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Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares ? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
Alongside Genet, Tolstoy, Gary, and many others, a perceptive and sensitive exploration of resilience through a few great works in our literary canon: how writing can sometimes save a life, how words enable one to escape, to flee reality, or to create oneself, to create a world, one’s own, or to fill a void, or to tell one’s story. . .
With supporting documentation, a book that fights a tenacious taboo that is completely out-of-sync with recent advances in psychology!
An evolutionist psychology for dummies. A fun book on a subject that concerns us all.