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Upheaval A riveting and illuminating Yuval Noah Harari new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don t, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel andCollapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a coping mechanism commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S Commodore Perry s fleet, to the Soviet Union s attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries, he can present gut wrenching histories experienced firsthand These nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self appraisal, and learning from models of other nations Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face Can we learn from lessons of the past Adding a psychological dimension to the in depth history, geography, biology, and anthropology that mark all of Diamond s books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal book yet. Best Read [ Upheaval ] author [ Jared Diamond ] – thegreatwallonline.us

✓ Read ↠ Upheaval  ePUB By Jared Diamond ↠ school stories – thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • Upheaval
  • Jared Diamond
  • 07 April 2017
  • 0316409138

10 thoughts on “Upheaval


  1. says:

    An example of presumed lack of models is provided by the U.S today, for which belief in American exceptionalism translates into the widespread belief that the U.S has nothing to learn from Canada and Western European democracies not even from their solutions to issues that arise for every country, such as health care, education, immigration, prisons, and security in old age issues about which most Americans are dissatisfied with our American solutions but still refuse to learn from Canadian An example of presumed lack of models is provided by the U.S today, for which belief in American exceptionalism translates into the widespread belief that the U.S has nothing to learn from Canada and Western European democracies not even from their solutions to issues that arise for every country, such as health care, education, immigration, prisons, and security in old age issues about which most Americans are dissatisfied with our American solutions but still refuse to learn from Canadian or Western European solutions It has been a source of frustration for me that Americans have developed so many prejudices against Europe and even their North American partnerships We do so believe in our exceptionalism that we refuse to recognize that someone else somewhere else knows how to do something better than we do When I read about the Roman Empire, one of their strengths, that always impressed me and helped them become the most ...


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    I feel very lucky to work with my wife, and not just because I get to spend extra time with her Melinda s way of looking at the world makes me better at my job.Jared Diamond says he owes the idea for his new book Upheaval to his wife, Marie Cohen, who s a psychologist Jared is already a polymath Although he was trained in physiology, his books usually blend anthropology and history, and he s a professor of geography Add in Marie s perspective, and you have the recipe for this discipline bend I feel very lucky to work with my wife, and not just because I get to spend extra time with her Melinda s way of looking at the world makes me better at my job.Jared Diamond says he owes the idea for his new book Upheaval to his wife, Marie Cohen, who s a psychologist Jared is already a polymath Although he was trained in physiology, his books usually blend anthropology and history, and he s a professor of geography Add in Marie s perspective, and you have the recipe for this discipline bending book that uses key principles of crisis therapy to understand what happens to nations in crisis.I love all of Jared s books I still rank Guns, Germs, and Steel as one of the best things I ve ever read Luckily for fans like me, Jared is very prolific and publishes a new book every few years I h...


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    Diamond in the RoughAlbert Einstein spent the last half of his life trying to fit the universe into one elegant formula He did not succeed Jared Diamond is trying to do the same with national political crises in Upheaval He has developed a list of 12 factors that show up in times of crisis at the nation level The degree to which the nation deals with those factors if at all determines how successful it will likely be in dealing with it.The book exists at three levels the individual, the n Diamond in the RoughAlbert Einstein spent the last half of his life tr...


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    In this follow up to Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond shows how nations have overcome crises through methods individuals often practice in overcoming personal trauma Through his historical study of Finland, Meiji Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Germany, and Australia and his examination of current crises facing Japan, the US, and the world, Diamond reveals how certain factors like honest self appraisal and dealing with national failure can help predict resilience This is a fascinati In this follow up to Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond shows how n...


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    This book explains how six countries historically dealt with their own deep crisis and upheaval Jared believes these six stories will help us solve any present or future U.S crisis or upheaval He begins in Finland discussing the huge mobilization of Finns 1 6 of the population and their fierce resistance against the Soviets which won them their freedom while other nearby nations weren t so lucky When the Soviets fought the Finns, eight Russians died for one Finn Finland, Jared says, also w This book explains how six countries historically dealt with their own deep crisis and upheaval Jared believes these six stories will help us solve any present or future U.S crisis or upheaval He begins in Finland discussing the huge mobilization of Finns 1 6 of the population and their fierce resistance against the Soviets which won them their freedom while other nearby nations weren t so lucky When the Soviets fought the Finns, eight Russians died for one Finn Finland, Jared says, also won because as a nation they accepted responsibility for themselves Then Jared moves on to Japan which has evidently has few billionaires Cool Jeopardy Fact Britain is only 22 miles from the mainland while Japan is 110 miles from the mainland Then Jared goes off on a Cold War warrior rant stating how the Soviet Union embarked on a policy of world domination He ...


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    Jared Diamond s framework for this book Mapping the factors for individuals to successfully surmount personal crises to the greater context of nations successfully navigating crises strikes me as a simple, brilliant move For all the talk of needingSTEM education in our nation we need a fewmillion social workers to guide us all through the honest appraisal of our shortcomings strengths so our nation can move past so many simultaneous crises.Reading about how Japan, Finland, G Jared Diamond s framework for this book Mapping the factors for individuals to successfully surmount personal crises to the greater context of nations successfully navigating crises strikes me as a simple, brilliant move For all the talk of needingSTEM education in our nation we need a fewmillion social workers to guide us all through the honest appraisal of our shortcomings strengths so our nation can move past so many simultaneous crises.Reading about how Japan, Finland, Germany, Chile, Indonesia, and Australia dealt with their modern upheavals made me worryabout the United States of America, which Diamond addresses toward the end of his book Do we still have what it takes to resolve incredible challenges Can we leave...


  7. says:

    This third work in Jared Diamond s monumental trilogy that began with, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and, Collapse, is both an historical analysis of nations responses before, during, and after going through periods of crises upheavals, as well as a very impassioned cri de coeur centering on the most fundamental concept of history writing that being we should learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others to forestall similar and worse outcomes in our own futures Though opinion has been mix This third work in Jared Diamond s monumental trilogy that began with, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and, Collapse, is both an historica...


  8. says:

    There is just nothing new or noteworthy in this book There is not a coherent theory of crisis, just a few bullet point lists of things these countries have in common, which is really a stretch Some of the history was interesting, but if you want history, best go elsewh...


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    I have read Diamond s earlier book Guns, Germs, and Steel and most of Collapse I was curious about the theme of Upheaval.I enjoyed reading Diamond s narrative histories of the countries he concentrates on Finland, Japan, Chile, Germany, Indonesia, and Australia Especially, I was interested in Finland because my family hosted a Finnish exchange student in 1969 70 when I was in high school and later my husband and I hosted her daughter The same year I had a Finnish sister I was friends wi...


  10. says:

    Starting with an analogy to individual crisis, Diamond argues that 12 factors determine how a nation responds to a crisis mostly successfully even the authoritarian coups he covers have their good sides, he thinks, especially since it s unknowable whether you could ve gotten the good market based economic reforms without the bad, which does not seem like a reason to read history The book did not cohere very well, but if you want capsule histories of big events in Chile, Japan, Indonesia, Fin Starting with an analogy to individual crisis, Diamond argues that 12 factors determine how a nation responds t...

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