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The Word And The Sword: How Techniques Of Information And Violence Have Shaped Our World (Studies In Social Discontinuity)

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Dudley attempts to impose a pattern on the entire history of human civilization. He shows how the major transformations in the character of social life have been determined by eight significant innovations: four new ways of dealing with information - writing, printing, mass media and integrated circuits; and four new ways of organizing the applications of violence - metal ...more
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Published April 8th 1992 by Wiley-Blackwell
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J.M. Hushour
Feb 24, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it liked it
This is about six things that altered history: writing, printing, integrated circuits, and some military shit I don't remember. Finished over a really, just goddamn delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup (Campbell's), I can't get over how exhilarating that bowl of soup was. Soup! Yummy soup! Soooouuuuuuuuup. A surprising paucity of soup in the book itself, though, rest assured, Martin Luther was known as "Soupy" by his fellow Wittenbergians. He drowned in soup.
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