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The Scottish Enlightenment by Arthur Herman
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Jul 31, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: tartan

Enlightening. While I agree with the comment that pretty much any nation could be credited with inventing the "modern world" as defined by the writer's biases, this book does present an astonishing parade of Scots(men) who have played a huge and largely underacknowledged role in building the foundations of the world we in the west used to call "modern" before, oh, about 1960 or so. Should probably be required reading in Scottish high schools.
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