A handful of works in history have had a direct impact on social policy: one or two works of Dickens, some of Zola, ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ and, in modern drama, Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart.’
Cause and effect, the riddle of all history, is a particular devil in financial history and never more so than today, where entire classes of security are collapsing not on public exchanges and stock-tickers but because there are no markets to establish prices this side of nothing.
There aren’t just bad people that commit genocide we are all capable of it. It’s our evolutionary history.
You have to look at the history of the Middle East in particular. It has been one of failure and frustration, of feudalism and tribalism.