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andymccoy

Ecletic Reader

I'll read just about anything that might be interesting and love to learn about new things.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? - Jared Diamond Very interesting. It was great to see an honest comparison between traditional and modern societies that does not romanticize or demonize either. The only issue I have is with the breadth of societies reviewed. In the initial section, the author mentions a number of traditional societies that he intends to discuss, but he barely touches on a few. For instance, the Ainu is mentioned as one of the major groups to be discussed, though the Ainu are only mentioned in passing at two points. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book and think it is something worth reading for most people.