ABOUT THIS EPISODE
There is an overlooked rule in history: far more is lost and forgotten than is preserved and remembered.
Humanity has made incredible progress - we know more and we’re more powerful than we’ve ever been. But, are we getting wiser?
What if our ignorance outgrows our potential? What happens when rich and powerful societies lose their wisdom and forget what made them great in the first place?
It's happened before, and there is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by historian Stephen Greenblatt that tells the tale, titled, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. Here, we look to this book for insight on how a paradise of wisdom was once lost.
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