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Even if you don't agree with the author's views, it is worth reading and is a good counterblast to david harvey's unconvincing ...  Read More

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This magnificent work is an immense scholarly accomplishment by the author and a source uncommon intellectual rewards for the reader.

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In today's liberal atmosphere, in which western culture is oftern denigrated, the historical perspective in this book successfu...  Read More

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Rarely you get to read such quality material.

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His final commentary, the optimists have it, is worth the price of the book.

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Landes is cited in many other works.

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A very good contribution to understanding the world.

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Adam smith, a scots protestant from kirkcaldy*, beat a german jew, karl marx, in the world's heavyweight ideological championships.

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Who would have thought that the invention and widespread use of eyeglasses in the west could be credited with increased product...  Read More

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  • This product had a total of 365 reviews as of our last analysis date on Aug 1 2021.
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Great book to explain the broad brush of economics and why some countries do better than others. One of those must read books


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It broadens my understanding for many important issues.


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    Despite all of his merits, landes presented several of his chapters, especially the ones on china and japan in a very very biased fashion.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Although his mockery of the celestial empire during the late qing is highly accurate, his overall tone makes the entire history of china seem worthless.


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    To everybody who have learned about east asian history, japan was a perpetual vassal who proclaimed its inferiority to han and tang china for thousands of years.


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    However, the notion landes mentioned of japan being the best colonial master of all time is just ridiculously stupid and untrue.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The oppression japan imposed on these two regions through mass brainwashing and outright exploitation is impossible for modern audiences to even conceive.


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    Additionally, the reason these two regions developed their economies so quickly was due to the hard-working nature of its people, not to japan's so-called economic policies which probably resulted in more destruction than construction.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Of course, i still believe this to be an amazing and well-crafted book, despite certain areas that seem very very biased to certain proposterous beliefs.

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