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DOCTOR THOMAS SOWELL, in his very illuminating book "BLACK REDNECKS & WHITE LIBERALS" wrote a chapter, "The Real History of Slavery", in which he described the significant efforts of the British, the Royal Navy, etc., to interdict, disrupt, stop slavery, & to free slaves, in their colonized lands around the world. It’s been a few years since I read ...


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Question: How accurate, well-supported, and well-regarded is this book (Guns Germs and Steel)? Short Answer: Not that accurate, not well supported, pretty well regarded as a very ambitious project which necessarily sacrificed important detail as it brought together many different fields of study into one new interlocking amalgamation to answer a specific ...


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GG&S was criticized by several scientists, including Russian biologist and paleontologist Kirill Eskov. Eskov wrote an article about the book in his blog in 2006, which was later reprinted in several online journals, e.g. here. I'm not aware of any English translations of it though. In short, the main reason for the rebuke is the alleged cherry-picking ...


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