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Published: September 2020
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BIC Subject: Social & cultural history
Published By: Atlantic
 
Published: 29-Sep-2020
Format: Hardback, 448 pages, 156x234mm
ISBN: 9781786497161
Stock Code: 6497161
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A vital exploration of openness and why we must defend it at all costs.A vital exploration of openness and why we must defend it at all costs.
Humanity's embrace of openness is the key to our success. The freedom to explore and exchange - whether it's goods, ideas or people - has led to stunning achievements in science, technology and culture. As a result, we live at a time of unprecedented wealth and opportunity. So why are we so intent on ruining it?

From Stone Age hunter-gatherers to contemporary Chinese-American relations, Open explores how across time and cultures, we have struggled with a constant tension between our yearning for co-operation and our profound need for belonging. Providing a bold new framework for understanding human history, bestselling author and thinker Johan Norberg examines why we're often uncomfortable with openness - but also why it is essential for progress. Part sweeping history and part polemic, this urgent book makes a compelling case for why an open world with an open economy is worth fighting for more than ever.
 
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