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Amit Mittal

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Its a good journey

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Reviewed: 12-07-20

The content was chosen well. I just think 20th century shouldn’t be covered at all if you are just going to tape over waste swathes of knowledge in 15 minute chapters

More of the same .. Gladwell

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-04-20

Gladwell remains unique. A well thought out and cogent thesis is out there, only Gladwell is discovering the same through his podcasts. He is probably one of the multitude of leaders from academics who have found solace in not pursuing academic research and continue to pursue their thesis because of their unique focus on touching the audience's hearts. The only thing is I suspect he has not reached the end, which seems almost in sight again here, especially if you started the journey before Tipping point and David and Goliath. You can just stay with Revisionist History and find out wen he does discover the end to all his stories of miscommunication, underdog and other lesser known truths ignored by statistics and models and economics

What Greenspan era meant!

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Reviewed: 01-04-20

The title is not unique in covering Greenspan ‘s effect as policy administrator yet he has a comprehensive fact based essay that informs without hyperbole, Despite the provocative name, its not biased and presents a reliable and personable history.

A balanced view of the orient

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Reviewed: 11-03-20

Though Durant’s history is arranged in a chronological timeline based on Western European developments in politics, society, religion science and the arts he details available Oriental history of Asia, China and India till the modern day in this exhaustive volume

Chernow remains predictable and dulled

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Reviewed: 01-02-20

Though the final word on this must be that he has a unique talent , tenacity and a personal sense of right and wrong allowing him to be accurate, fair and painstakingly intense, avoiding spouting purported insights himself, he provides with due reputation at every turn, all the facts of history in this biography

the series was badly done

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-01-20

skirting issues and barely stating a loose chronology
episodes 4 and 5 have good well refereed content

Good effort

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-10-19

Unfortunately only a very patchy version of Indian history of the era is available yet it serves to give a unified account

A quaint yet daunting human history

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Reviewed: 15-09-19

One can easily overstate the role of salt in human life but never as the author beautifully explains can one underestimate salt's role in human history may human enterprise. Salt has unified human civilizations for the 10000 years on this planet across the western, Indian, Jewish and Chinese civilizations. A must listen especially in the later chapters that travel outside ancient and medieval Europe.

Strictly opinion

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Reviewed: 22-06-19

It's not really an exposition of dialectic critical ism yet the author ventures into new territory with a thoughtful and balanced presentation

So you thought you had the answers

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Reviewed: 02-01-19

The author has made a recent reputation for himself in deciphering human history and ridding it of human biases of recent and past recognised researchers. However, the account seems guilty of cashing in on his reputation and openly biasing current researchers and decision makers, in this case with a lot of substantial assertions which are notbased on his own substantive body of research. No specific examples are required because while eh has a substantive basis in research, none of his inferences can extend from that research except by the use of fanciful popular modern fears like over intelligent AI and socially inadequate religios or political ethos of democracies. In this second such cashing in by Yuval Noah Harai , tNoah follows in his own fanciful extrapolations in Homo Deus to Vipassana and other spiritual retreats for future man, a secon disappointment after the exceptionally well researched Sapiens.