Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Crown, 529 pp., $30.00
Reviewing this book, Jared Diamond returns to his theme of environmental variations as the key to answering the question posed in the title of the book. Reading the review, one is left with the impression that the viewpoint of the book is far more interesting than the views of the reviewer.