Just another Reality-based bubble in the foam of the multiverse.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

one factor for one focus

Jared Diamond to Mitt Romney: "... It is not true that my book “Guns, Germs and Steel,” as Mr. Romney described it in a speech in Jerusalem, “basically says the physical characteristics of the land account for the differences in the success of the people that live there. There is iron ore on the land and so forth.” That is so different from what my book actually says that I have to doubt whether Mr. Romney read it... Mitt Romney may become our next president. Will he continue to espouse one-factor explanations for multicausal problems, and fail to understand history and the modern world? If so, he will preside over a declining nation squandering its advantages of location and history. " But he and his pals will continue to make a lot of money doing it.

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