Book Summaries

Chapter 5: History is Colorblind (The Lessons of History)

It is not the race that makes the civilization, it is the civilization that makes the people.

As we have learned from writers like Jared Diamond, civilizations are not created by people, or by a certain race, but by geographical circumstances. Geography, in addition to the economic and cultural realities that result from it, then creates the products of civilization.

Man is an instrument of the circumstances he finds himself in.

"Silence is the best expression of scorn" - G.B. Shaw

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