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Riddle of the Modern World: Of Liberty, Wealth and Equality Alan Macfarlane

Riddle of the Modern World: Of Liberty, Wealth and Equality

Alan Macfarlane

Published December 13th 2012
ISBN : 9781280249853
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326 pages
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What conditions the chances of liberty, wealth and equality at the start of the third Christian millennium? Why did human civilizations develop so slowly for thousands of years, and then transform themselves during the last three hundred? This studyMoreWhat conditions the chances of liberty, wealth and equality at the start of the third Christian millennium? Why did human civilizations develop so slowly for thousands of years, and then transform themselves during the last three hundred? This study of four great thinkers who lived between 1689 and 1995, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, De Tocqueville, and Ernest Gellner, weaves their lives and works together and through their own words shows how they approached the question of the nature of man, his past and his future.