Quote of the day, Jan. 13

Jared Diamond, from Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)

“Writing marched together with weapons, microbes, and centralized political organizations as a modern agent of conquest. The commands of the monarchs and the merchants who organized colonizing fleets were conveyed in writing.”

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