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Civilized to Death
- The Price of Progress
- Auteur(s): Christopher Ryan
- Narrateur(s): Christopher Ryan
- Durée: 9 h et 20 min
- Version intégrale
Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending - balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Civilized to Death counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the "progress" defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease.
One of the most relevant books I've listened to
- Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2020-03-18
Pulls back the veil on what our species is
Évalué le: 2019-10-11
It's easy to believe the propaganda that tells us each shiny new thing we see is a sign that now is the best time to be alive. This book questions the assumptions behind our beliefs about civilization. This book paints a clear picture of where we are, where we've been and why more of what we're currently doing won't make things better.
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