Posted by italyprof on 4/29/2012 5:55:00 PM (view original):
Trentonjoe, tell me what you think of Guns, Germs and Steel when you are done. There are things I liked about it, but in the end I had some criticisms and even thought about writing a piece about some problems I had with Diamond's approach to history.
Money Ball hasn't made it to Italy yet. Have to wait for it to hit satellite TV.
I have no beef with Diamond's main points.
The fundamental theory that human being will thrive in situations that have the most resources and some competition makes sense to me.
I can't really argue about his research, I don't know enough about it to find flaws.
His use of language roots as a civilization tracker I thought was fascinating.