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Civilized to death : the price of progress

Ryan, Christopher, 1962-2019
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Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending - balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind's greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You're lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren't. 'Civilized to Death' counters the idea that progress is inherently good, arguing that the 'progress' defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease.
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New York : Avid Reader Press, 2019.
Collation:
304 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781451659108 (hbk)
Dewey class:
306.461
Language:
English
BRN:
2910799
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