The Journal of Libertarian Studies
An Austrian Reexamination of Recent Thoughts on the Rise and Collapse of Societies
In Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) and Collapse (2005), Professor Jared Diamond argues that geography and environment are the “ultimate determinants” of the fates of societies
This paper examines Jared Diamond’s success in explaining the broad pattern of history within the context of geographical and environmental considerations.
Volume 22, Number 1 (2010)
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Brätland, John. "An Austrian Reexamination of Recent Thoughts on the Rise and Collapse of Societies." Journal of Libertarian Studies 22, No. 1 (2010): 65–98.