The Square And The Tower: Networks And Power From The Freemasons To Facebook
- Global History, Society & Culture, General Interest , Science and Nature
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Most history has been driven by states, armies, and corporations—but in the 21st century, informal social networks have been hailed as the true sources of power and drivers of change. In The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the family tree to freemasonry, the cults of ancient Rome to Facebook. 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 through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread.
The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and reveals how network theory can transform our understanding of both the past and the present.
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|Release Date:||January 16, 2018|