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Civilized to Death - by Christopher Ryan (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 400

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Anthropology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Book theme: Cultural & Social

Author: Christopher Ryan

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2019
TCIN: 77126354
UPC: 9781982135652
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6235


We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they become difficult to distinguish from the voices in our heads: Civilization is human-kind's greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Today is better than any yesterday. Count your blessings. You're lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren't. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the "progress" that defines our age is closer to the progression of a disease than its cure.
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