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Enemies of Society

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Brown hardcover book in excellent condition ! pages all clean and intact, nothing highlighted or written in, however it was a ex library books so have the relevant stampings seller info 14
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Atheneum
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Robert Tessmer
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is about how hard it was for Western society to achieve economic liftoff and how we could (and often do) slide backwards when we set aside the essential ideas that allowed us to break free in the first place.

In the early chapters, Johnson lays out the thesis that the world had the basic tools to begin growing economically for thousands of years before material wealth was actually achieved. For thousands of years, each generation trudged along just like the one before it. There was litt
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Semnebune
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
De-a lungul volumului Johnson trece prin toate perioadele istorice importante și vine cu exemple de progres, dar și de dușmani care au stat în calea acestuia, fie că e vorba despre politici dezastruoase, economie proastă, tiranie sau proastă organizare. Un capitol interesant și util pentru înțelegerea societății de azi este cel dedicat apariției capitalismului. El face o istorie a capitalismului, explică când și de ce apărut, ce probleme a întâmpinat și cum se pot păstra în continuare ideile car ...more
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Paul Johnson works as a historian, journalist and author. He was educated at Stonyhurst School in Clitheroe, Lancashire and Magdalen College, Oxford, and first came to prominence in the 1950s as a journalist writing for, and later editing, the New Statesman magazine. He has also written for leading newspapers and magazines in Britain, the US and Europe.

Paul Johnson has published over 40 books incl
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