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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change, Diamond,  Jared
Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
Jared Diamond

Paperback $35.00 - Penguin UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 7/May/2019 - ISBN: 9780241003435

In Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond trawled history, geography, economics and anthropology for an understanding of what makes civilisations rise and fall. Here in the third book of what's become a trilogy, he shows how successful nations recover from crisis by exploring how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe. Is this fate inevitable? Or can we still learn from the lessons of the past? 

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