Didn’t even know what Godwin’s law was until you posted this….Just so we are clear, I’ve been drawing these juxtapositions since 2008, when I found out he went to great lenths to conceal his past. This President and the one before him have played the Facism Playbook, almost in the same order the Nazis did leading up to WW2. You just have to be willing to understand it, and know your history. Take the time to recognize how innoculous the Germans thought Hitler’s laws were at the time, and where it led. My hope is that you are more open minded than Godwin, G. Vet.
Is he right? My answer is a definite maybe. But whether or not you end up agreeing with Gordon’s thesis, this is a book well worth reading — a magisterial combination of deep technological history, vivid portraits of daily life over the past six generations and careful economic analysis. Non-economists may find some of the charts and tables heavy going, but Gordon never loses sight of the real people and real lives behind those charts. This book will challenge your views about the future; it will definitely transform how you see the past.