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The Story of Human Progress

POLITICAL SCIENCE

448 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9781786497185

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Nov 2020)
Atlantic Books

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Overview

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.

Author Biography

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and filmmaker. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington DC and his books have been translated into twenty-five languages. His book Progress was an international bestseller and an Economist book of the year. Norberg regularly writes for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and HuffPost. He spreads his time between his native Sweden and the US.