The Problem with Jared Diamond’s Environmental Determinism

More to come on this…JaredDiamon.jpg picture by adam_freedom

  I’ve long had a problem with Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel,” but now I’ve finally found some writings that hit the nail on the head. For now I’m throwing up the links and giving commentary later.

  On “Guns, Germs and Steel” see  “Environmentalism and Eurocentrism: A Review Essay”   by Jim Blaut, The Geographical Review, July 1, 1999.

  Review of Jared Diamonds “Collapse: How Scoieties Choose to Fail or Succeed” by Louis Proyect: Review Part I, Part II, Part III and conclusion. A bit on the long side, but detailed and worth the read. Read his blog for more usually wity writings at Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

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