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10:16 am
Fri January 18, 2013

The Jared Diamond Interview: Learning from Traditional Societies

Jared Diamond likes to rethink the biggest of questions — like how the world became modern, or how societies historically fall apart.

His books include, “Guns, Germs, and Steel,” which won the Pulitzer Prize, and “Collapse.”

His new book is equally ambitious. It’s called, “The World Until Yesterday: What we can learn from traditional societies’.”

Drawing on decades of research living among the tribes in New Guinea, Diamond explores ancient solutions to our most basic of problems, like health, justice and relationships.

He spoke with WFPL’s Jonathan Bastian, and  appeared at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.

Jared Diamond