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Lack of objective,
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The book is a great repetition of historical events that you read about in school however the writer fails to mention some of the most important factors of prosperity in the Western world from a historical perspective for example slavery and colonism. Brutal wars,suppression of the less fortunate and manipulative religious and political propaganda were in fact the main contributors to the fast development of industrialisation and wealth in the Western world.
The general message in the book is that weath, historically has been gained from social status and innovation which only touches on the surface of the truth.