The World Until Yesterday  
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Jared Diamond has come up with another book full of interesting ideas, challenges for social science, and priceless anecdotes: The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Our review of it in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas can be found here.

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