Book Reviews

Catastrophe, Technology, Limits, and Localism

By Russell Arben Fox ● Front Porch Republic ● 07/19/2018


Charles C. Mann’s The Wizard and the Prophet, published earlier this year, is a fabulous book. Not a perfect book; sometimes, in order to bulk up this two-pronged thesis, he will throw in supplementary material that threatens to bog down his central investigation. But that investigation comes through loud and clear all the same, and it is one worth looking at closely.

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