Turning Points For Nations In Crisis

May 21, 2019

In his latest book, the scholar Jared Diamond looks at how nations deal with moments of crisis. He says that we can cope with these big national problems the same way we do with personal ones.

In his latest book, the scholar Jared Diamond looks at how nations deal with moments of crisis. A lot of countries seem to be struggling these days, and the United States is no exception. Although America possesses great strengths, the country is at a turning point because we’ve lost the art of political compromise. Diamond says that we can cope with these big national problems the same way we do with personal ones: by looking in the mirror, acknowledging our faults, and learning from the past.

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA and the author of many books, including Guns, Germs and Steel, and The World Until Yesterday. His latest is Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].