❮EPUB❯ ✰ The Square and the Tower Networks Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power Author Niall Ferguson – Bchipdigital.co.uk Most history is hierarchical it's about emperors presidents prime ministers and field marshals It's about states armies and corporations It's about orders from on high Even history from below is oftenMost history is hierarchical it's about emperors presidents prime ministers and field marshals It's about states armies and corporations It's about orders from on high Even history from below is often about trade unions and workers' parties But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks However in The Square and the Tower Niall.

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Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us from the structure of the brain to the food chain from the family tree to freemasonry Throughout history hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below For it is networks that tend to innovate And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn't mean they are not realFrom the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissan.

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