Originally Posted by Me&theboys
OK, but the larger message of the book was that culture was the catalyst. He may have gotten wrong the mechanism by which the cultural change was produced, but do you object to his thesis that culture was the catalyst? Most of the book was devoted to that premise.
I didn't read the whole thing! Brad DeLong's take on it was that it was 98% excellent economic history, lots of great facts, and 2% specious genetical reasoning (guess what got the most attention). I trust Brad's judgment.