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  1. Calculated Chaos
    Institutional Threats to Peace and Human Survival

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Discusses the role of institutions within society and how their interests have lead to conflict and war over the past century.
  2. The City in History
    Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
  3. Civilisation
    A Personal View

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
  4. Culture Against Man
    Resource Type: Book
  5. Dreamtime
    Concerning the Boundary Between Wilderness and Civilization

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2985
    Dreamtime celebrates the simultaneity of contraries at the crossroads of the logical and the mythic mind. "The 'dream place' is everywhere and nowhere, just like the 'dreamtime' is always and never." It was, after all, predictable from the time when scientific specialization began in earnest early in this century that the most fascinating insights into the human mind and the culture it has left behind would occur wherever people observe two pathways crossing.
  6. Five Billion Years of Global Change
    A History of the Land

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    From the Big Bang theory to the Web, Five Billion Years of Global Change takes readers through the formation of the world, its oceans and continents, the evolution of the human species, development of agriculture and the growth of international trade. The book will be enjoyed by people interested in the history of the planet and concern for its future.
  7. Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1930
    Bertrand Russell's 1930 critique of religious morality and metaphysics.
  8. The Many Roots of Christian Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    This is a transcript of a I talk I gave yesterday at the LSE Literary Festival. My thanks to Arthur Bradley who also took part and responded to many of the themes I raised here and to Danielle Sands of the Forum for European Philosophy for organising the discussion.
  9. Multiculturalism or World Culture?
    On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the values associated with intensive capitalist accumulation as "white male", so "non-white" peoples such as Japanese or Koreans who currently embody those values with a greater fervour than most "whites" are ignored.
  10. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  11. Royal BC Museum
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  12. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  13. Strange Fruit
    Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the differences to biology, anti-racists attribute them to deep-rooted cultural traditions which are typically seen as inherent in the group. Malik argues that these positions are actually quite similar, and makes the case that racism and racial inequality are best combatted by focusing not on our differences but on what unites us. Malik also strongly criticizes the cultural relativism of many anti-racists, and their increasing tendency to reject science as some kind of western imperialist conspiracy to oppress the rest of the world.
  14. Technics and Civilization
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1963
    A history of the machine and a critical study of its effects on civilization.

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