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The book I never knew I've always wanted,
This review is from: The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution (Hardcover)
Loads of books exist detailing how the Romans, Chinese, Greeks, Indians, Arabs etc. developed and the course of their history. I had yet to find a book that linked all these different paths as part of a complete, comparative work before I purchased this one. Fukuyama shows in a concise yet convincing manner how the myriads of factors affecting different societies combined to produce such diverse results from one culture to the next. I eagerly anticipate the second volume.