Review From User :
A generally very readable overview covering the entire span of prehistory and history from a materialist perspective. The title obscures the main thrust somewhat - really this is Power, (extracting) Work, and just a little bit of Sex, and we shouldn't be surprised that it's not particularly cheerful about the lived experience of most of humanity through history. It ends, though, with a call to action, and the suggestion that we cannot separate an effective response to the current environmental crisis from continuing "the emancipatory effort of the 19th and 20th centuries". Which right now sounds rather like a Green Industrial Revolution.
Media Size : 4.2 MB