I want to read McNeill’s famous masterpiece before the Kommissars of the left ban, burn, then disappear it into the false history of double-think on which they depend for their power.
And if you think this is alarmist, then you are not paying attention to the merciless Maoist revolution that is swallowing America.
“The Rise of the West, winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious scope and intellectual rigor. In it, McNeill challenges the Spengler-Toynbee view that a number of separate civilizations pursued essentially independent careers, and argues instead that human cultures interacted at every stage of their history. The author suggests that from the Neolithic beginnings of grain agriculture to the present major social changes in all parts of the world were triggered by new or newly important foreign stimuli, and he presents a persuasive narrative of world history to support this claim.”