Guns, Germs and Steel

Tonight is the first part of a three part PBS series on Guns, Germs and Steel.

Guns, Germs, and Steel is an artful, informative, and delightful book, full of surprises… there is nothing like a radically new angle of vision for bringing out unsuspected dimensions of a subject, and that is what Jared Diamond has done.” – William H. McNeill, The New York Review of Books
“Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope . . . one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years.”— Colin Renfrew, Nature
“The scope and explanatory power of this book are astounding.”— The New Yorker

6 thoughts on “Guns, Germs and Steel

  1. Thanks for the kind words, Gary.

    I’m working on a video project that’s taking up most of my available non-work hours. So I’m not updating as frequently as I’d like to. That should all be done by the end of this month though. It’s a good thing. I’m itching to throw a rhetorical elbow or two.

    I like what y’all have done with this place, by the way.

  2. I read Diamond’s “Collapse”, and was very impressed. I recommend it to everyone I think has the requisite normal brain cells, and I look forward to reading Guns, Germs and Steel.
    However, I still credit Oswald Spengler for enlightening me on the nature of human society, far more so than anyone since.

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