The Nine Pillars of History: An Anthropological Review of History, Five Religions, Sexuality and Modern Economics, All as a Guide for Peace
History is filled with horrors. There are events like the Holocaust, the Nanking Massacre, and the death of every solider fighting for an ideal. Because we, as a society, know how these repugnant events can come about, wouldn’t it be great to know the opposite? Dr. Gunnar Sevelius has pondered the same thing and has come up with his answer to that question. In The Nine Pillars of History, the entirety of human history is discussed frankly and honestly. Never has a book been this bold, and still be genuine, to history. When a society heeds to these nine pillars, there is growth, happiness, and health. Much like how Germany and Japan, after World War II, became leads in the world economy, and the public’s lives improved. These pillars have also been with us since the hunter/gatherer days. Art has always been found in human history, and it is one of the most intriguing pillars.
The book is delivered as a nonpartisan, nonreligious, and non-opinionated outlook on human history and its success. The book is also presented without an authoritarian narrative and feels more like a story than a lecture. That can be appealing, because the book is talking to you, and not at you. Along with that, each section is divided into numbers for easy referencing. For example, The Declaration of Independence is from Sections 627 to 659, and I can see people sitting around discussing Section 848 for years to come.
I had to read the book twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything, because of the amount of information. Every time you read this book, something new and wonderful will pop out at you. The book covers a wide range of topics that will make everyone, from economic enthusiast to history buffs, squeal with delight.
|Page Count||332 pages|
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