Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf]


  • Hardcover
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  • Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
  • Jared Diamond
  • English
  • 04 October 2020
  • 9780316409131

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] I feel very lucky to work with my wife and not just because I get to spend extra time with her Melinda’s way of looking at the world makes me better at my jobJared Diamond says he owes the idea for his new book

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] ”An example of presumed lack of models is provided by the US today for which belief in American exceptionalism translates into the widespread belief that the US has nothing to learn from Canada and Western Euro

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] Jared Diamond Ñ 0 READ REVIEW Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Jared Diamond There is a large body of research and anecdotal information built up by therapists about the resolution of personal crises Could the resulting conclusions help us understand the resolution of national crises? Successful coping with either external or internal pressures reuires selective change That’s as true of nations as of indiv

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    REVIEW Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Jared Diamond Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] This book explains how six countries historically dealt with their own deep crisis and upheaval Jared believes these six stories will help us

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    Jared Diamond Ñ 0 READ Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] There is just nothing new or noteworthy in this book There is not a coherent theory of crisis just a few bullet point lists of things these co

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] Oddly enough after the introduction I had a strange trepidatious feeling that I was going to be reading a psychologically based analysis of a

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    Jared Diamond Ñ 0 READ REVIEW Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Jared Diamond READ Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Jarod Diamonds Guns Germs and Steel was a worthy read His next book Collapse had some things of interest but seemed to be a book written for the sake of writing a book This one does not seem to be a written for the sake of writing a book it is a book written for the sake of writing a book One word describes this book for me poor Presented in

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] REVIEW Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Jared Diamond Jared Diamond Ñ 0 READ Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond is an narrative history looking at crisis in nation states within the 20th century or so The book charts these crisis in terms of twelve personal crisis points that Diamond lists off The countries in the book are chosen because the author is familiar with them and has lived in man

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] REVIEW Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Jared Diamond Diamond in the RoughAlbert Einstein spent the last half of his life trying to fit the universe into one elegant formula He did not s

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    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [E–pub/Pdf] I guess when you are smart enough to master six languages in your youth and publish two thought provoking and popular books you can get anything published Diamond skims along the surfaces of complex histories never demonstrating the research and deep thinking that would justify his sweeping generalizations I actually rea

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Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

READ Ë Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis In his international bestsellers Guns Germs and Steel and Collapse Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now in his third book in this monumental trilogy he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a coping mechanism commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crisesDiamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals ranging from the forced opening of Japan by US Commodore. I feel very lucky to work with my wife and not just because I get to spend extra time with her Melinda s way of looking at the world makes me better at my jobJared Diamond says he owes the idea for his new book Upheaval to his wife Marie Cohen who s a psychologist Jared is already a polymath Although he was trained in physiology his books usually blend anthropology and history and he s a professor of geography Add in Marie s perspective and you have the recipe for this discipline bending book that uses key principles of crisis therapy to understand what happens to nations in crisisI love all of Jared s books I still rank Guns Germs and Steel as one of the best things I ve ever read Luckily for fans like me Jared is very prolific and publishes a new book every few years I had a great time sitting down with him in my office recently and asking him about his unusual perspective on human historyJared starts Upheaval by explaining what psychologists know about how people react when their lives are turned upside down Moments of crisis like the death of a loved one or becoming an empty nester to name just a couple pose very basic uestions about who we are and how we want to live Some people can t answer the uestions and get stuck Others work their way through the process and end up better offOver the years crisis therapists have learned why people do or don t navigate crises successfully For example they acknowledge they have a problem and take responsibility for dealing with it they separate core values that won t change from bad habits that need to change they seek help from those who have dealt with similar difficultiesJared boils these insights down to 12 success factors adapts them a little bit and uses them to construct a series of fascinating case studies about how nations Australia Chile Finland Germany Indonesia and Japan have managed existential challenges like civil war foreign threats or general malaise I admit that at first I thought it might be a little strange to borrow from a model of a single person s emotional turmoil to explain the evolution of entire societies But it isn t strange at all it s revealingMy favorite case study because I knew so little about it describes how Finland coped with sharing an almost a 1000 mile long border with the Soviet Union Gates Notes Insiders can download a free excerpt of the Finland chapterIt had never occurred to me to ask this uestion before but why is Finland like Scandinavia instead of like Eastern Europe After all the Soviet Union invaded Finland during World War II just like it invaded PolandJared s answer is based on his 12 part model He goes through all 12 parts one by one in every case study which gets slightly tedious but it s easy enough to skim once you get the hang of what he s doing Finland has a powerful sense of its own uniueness and was dead set on maintaining its independence To make the point about the strength of Finnish national identity Jared takes you on a fun tour of the notoriously difficult Finnish languageThough Finland was proud it was also realistic It understood that if the Soviets felt like taking over they would So instead of ignoring the Soviet presence which is what it had done before World War II Finland decided to persuade the Soviets that they would gain nothing by occupying the countryFinland s leaders entered into trade deals with the Soviets Finns had to drive around in shoddy Soviet cars but they also had access to Russian oil when the rest of the world was suffering from a shortageSometimes staying in the Soviets good graces reuired uestionable sacrifices For example the Finnish press was routinely silent on Soviet abuses in order to avoid giving offense Diplomats coined the term Finlandization to mean weaker countries pandering unnecessarily to stronger ones but Jared points out that the countries these diplomats represented never came to Finland s aid when it was desperately trying to hold off invading Soviet troops during the warAmazingly by taking this approach Finland not only maintained its status as an independent democracy it also made itself indispensable to the Soviets as a source of Western technology and the country s window to the West Ultimately Finland was much useful to the Soviet Union as a friend than it would have been as just another puppet stateAt the end of the book Jared switches from looking back to looking forward He lays out some of the biggest challenges facing the world at this moment everything from climate change to political polarization and considers how we might marshal the 12 factors to come out better in the endIn some of his previous books Jared has been less optimistic than I am about where we re headed In Collapse for example he studied what makes societies fail which is bound to be a bit of a downerIn Upheaval though he reminds us that some countries have creatively solved their biggest problems Jared doesn t go so far as to predict that we ll successfully address our most serious challenges but he shows that there s a path through crisis and that we can choose to take it

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READ Ë Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Perry's fleet to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia to the transformations of Germany and Australia after World War Two Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries he can present gut wrenching histories experienced firsthand These nations coped to varying degrees through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility painfully honest self appraisal and learning from models of other nations Lo. Oddly enough after the introduction I had a strange trepidatious feeling that I was going to be reading a psychologically based analysis of a handful of different countries and how they handled multiple historical crisesIn one way this might be fine if all we just wanted lite anecdotes but this particular book is simultaneously and less than that Less psychological analogical And in that it is surprisingly broad based detailed and historically accurateDiamond chose seven countries to highlight mostly because he lived in each and spoke most of their languages which I can t fault him for because it gives some great immediacyI loved the one about Finland nearly as much as I loved the one about Chile Finland s struggle and clear eyed resolution with both Russias s invasion and the full involvement were all kinds of heroic scary and tragic Chile s challenges tragedies with Allende and Pinochet s history is fairly better known in some circles Diamond focused on both the good and the obviously evil Less emphasis is put on the Chicago Boys influence More on the torture and the willingness to keep Pinochet around despite his nasty habits while taking into account some of the obviously positive accounts of the country s growth during that timeI also loved the one about Indonesia even if I was horrified to learn so much about the mass killings On both occasions The corruption was not as bad as the5 million to 2 million dead of course but hell both are bad in their waysThe others about Germany post war and Austrailia post British Empire were good and interesting as well but I think I was a bit interested in the early Japanese post Shogunate and post WWII historical periodsThe final analysis Diamond goes into some pretty realistic breakdowns of how each country faced its challenges how resilient each is in the face of tragedy or danger and how it responds when it is in the wrong In other words like spoiled children embarrassed or whether they take full responsibility for their actions This book is not a full service political discussion and it ignores uite a few factors but far less than I would have assumed All in all I was very happy with the results even after having read a ton of other history books

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READ Ë Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Oking to the future Diamond examines whether the United States Japan and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face Can we learn from lessons of the past Adding a psychological dimension to the in depth history geography biology and anthropology that mark all of Diamond's books Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges The result is a book epic in scope but also his most personal book y. Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond is an narrative history looking at crisis in nation states within the 20th century or so The book charts these crisis in terms of twelve personal crisis points that Diamond lists off The countries in the book are chosen because the author is familiar with them and has lived in many of them for many years experiencing some of these modern crisis first hand The book is an anecdotal narrative history with little uantitative analysis involved The author even states that a uantitative analysis to try and prove his personal crisisnational crisis thesis would be too time consuming The analysis of nations done is interesting Finland during its post WWII diplomatic crisis where it began to covet friendly relations with the USSR to ensure Moscow did not need to press its geopolitical ambitions Japan during the Meiji Restoration and its crisis of identity as well as its post WWII revival Australia during its early 2000 s political crisis Indonesia in the era of Suharto and the anti communist coups Germany in the era of reunification and so on The history here is sometimes interesting little tidbits and facts standout and further reading on subjects has arisen in my mind Indonesian history Finlandization further reading on Meiji Japan always of interest to me and so on Even so the narrative aspect of this book is weak and the thesis is almost pointless Ascribing national crisis to a similar process of analysis to personal crisis is weak national crisis have completely different characteristics than personal crisis and often do not come to satisfactory conclusions as they involve multiple parties Personal crisis can affect others but often the conclusion is a change in mindset at the national level mindsets of politicians can be changed ie Finland s diplomatic revolution but often time civil conflict and violence or complete political deadlock can become the norm and changes could be radical or often less radical then needed Issues can also linger Indonesia s political crisis could unfold again as varying ethnic groups clash for power Finland may not always be safe from its coveted geopolitical position in the eyes of Russian policy makers if the international system changes Australia may continue its political deadlock into the future the US may again divide along lines that closely resemble its Civil War period I found this book to be relatively weak and pointless In the era of Trump many Americans are searching their souls and racking the bookshelf for ideas on crisis national decline nationalism democracy and so on This is a wonderful time for Western political ideas However as Diamond alludes but seems to miss crisis has and will continue to affect nation states across the globe regardless of whether the international system survives as is or changes or even collapses World peace and stability do not necessarily rest on Western Liberal Democracy or Interventionism as history clearly has shown Diamond adds his own political inflections and bias to the book sympathizing with the ideas that put Pinochet and Suharto in power There is no room for any Socialism Communism or even the thought of experimenting with socialist political ideals in Diamonds eyes Instead Western market orientation is key as is liberal democracy and a class of wealthy educated politicians and business men to rule over the masses in benevolent form Clearly I found a lot to criticize in this book While the narrative history is interesting if shallow the clear bias of the author not even attempting to write with an unbiased voice or utilizing facts and statistics or sound principles of historical analysis is a glaring concern The thesis of this book is muddled and needs work although breaking down national crisis into a list of twelve items based on tried principles of personal crisis in the psychiatric field is interesting it reeks of pseudo science and possess very little value due to a lack of testing This is where uantitative analysis would have added weight to the authors arguments and made the thesis shine Instead this book of musings attempts an heir of authoritative scholarship while falling far short of the mark Worth a read Maybe Its uick and easy to read and definitely a good starter point for layman interested in gaining knowledge of national crisis in history Other than that it could be passed over for intricate analytical and well though out books on the subject of nationalism democratic decline and political crisis that have been written in the hundreds over history For those hungry for a deeper read this one can be skipped or at least downgraded in priority