003a7f67.jpegThe Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World by Scott L. Montgomery, Daniel Chirot2015 | ISBN: 0691150648 | English | 512 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 3 MB
This panoramic book tells the story of how revolutionary ideas from the Enlightenment about freedom, equality, evolution, and democracy have reverberated through modern history and shaped the world as we know it today.
A testament to the enduring power of ideas, The Shape of the New offers unforgettable portraits of Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx heirs of the Enlightenment who embodied its highest ideals about progress and shows how their thoughts, over time and in the hands of their followers and opponents, transformed the very nature of our beliefs, institutions, economies, and...