Conquests and Cultures
An International History(amazon)
Thomas Sowell (View Bio)
Hardcover: Basic Books, 1998; Paperback: 1999.
"Hoover Institution scholar-in-residence Sowell concludes a trilogy that began with RACE AND CULTURE (1994) and MIGRATIONS AND CULTURES (1996).... The history of conquests, Sowell writes, applies not just to the past; it's also 'about how we came to be where we are economically, intellectually, and morally.' Sowell acutely details ways that geography can spur or stall industry. Even more important than geographic assets, however, is what Sowell calls 'human capital' the combination of skills, experience, and orientation. Fascinating analysis." — Kirkus Reviews