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A fascinating read.
on 12 October 2013
In the light of modern obsessions that have very wide interest and social impact it is quite fascinating to look back at past examples and to do so from a point in time closer to the events than we are today.
Nothing seems to change, except maybe that Charles Mackay, writing at the time the British Victorian success story was still in its early period in terms of social advancement, is able to offer a more clinical analysis of most of the events of known history up to and including his own times then we seem able to find today.
This should be compulsory reading. Or at least most of its chapter's should. One or two may seem a little dated now, at least in the western world, though they still have relevance in some places. Almost involving enough for a 5 star rating as a read ... but not quite, though most of the content is certainly worthy.