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By Martin van Creveld | Comments: ( 802 ) | Date: ( Feb 19, 2020 )

All over the Western world gaps between rich and poor are widening or the headlines say Nobody has done to spread this view than the French economic historian Thomas Piketty, whose best selling volume, Capital in the Twentieth Century, not only documents the process but represents one long call for reducing the gaps so as to create a equal society But what is eAll over the Western world gaps between rich and poor are widening or the headlines say Nobody has done to spread this view than the French economic historian Thomas Piketty, whose best selling volume, Capital in the Twentieth Century, not only documents the process but represents one long call for reducing the gaps so as to create a equal society But what is equality Who invented the idea, when, where, and why How did it develop, grow, mature, and interact with other ideas How was it implemented, and at what cost Are we getting closer to it What is the promise What is the threat There is equality before God and equality here on earth There is natural equality and the kind of equality that society creates Some people, incidentally, want to extend equality to animals and plants as well There is equality of body and there is equality of mind There is economic equality and there is equality before the law There is civic equality and there is political equality and there is equality of opportunity and there is equality in front of death There is equality among individuals and there is equality among groups, nations, and races In Aldous Huxley s celebrated book, Brave New World, this truth is held to be self evident that men are equal in respect to their physico chemical makeups, but in no other way The list is seemingly endlessEquality The Impossible Quest considers all these problems and It begins by considering our primate relatives as well as various historical societies that never heard of equality Next, it traces the development of the idea and its implementation in various societies throughout history This include ancient Greek equality as realized in Athens and Sparta, monastic equality in both East and West, social revolts aimed at establishing equality, utopian equality, liberal equality of the American and French Revolutionary varieties, socialist, communist and kibbutz equalities, Nazi equality, the equality of women and minorities, and biological equality through medical and genetic science The last chapter deals with the greatest equalizer of all, death.


  • Title: Equality: The Impossible Quest
  • Author: Martin van Creveld
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Martin van Creveld

Martin Levi van Creveld born 5 March 1946 is an Israeli military historian and theorist.Van Creveld was born in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, and has lived in Israel since shortly after his birth He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been on the faculty since 1971 He is the author of seventeen books on military history and strategy, of which Command in War 1985 , Supplying War Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton 1977, 2nd edition 2004 , The Transformation of War 1991 , The Sword and the Olive 1998 and The Rise and Decline of the State 1999 are among the best known Van Creveld has lectured or taught at many strategic institutes in the Western world, including the U.S Naval War College.



Comments Equality: The Impossible Quest

  • John Schneider

    A Truly Equitable Review of Equalitytldr version: In Equality: The Impossible Quest Martin van Creveld reviews equality as an intellectual phenomenon and as a historic reality. To that end he examines how egalitarian past human societies have been, how our own civilization has advanced equality, and how equality will likely be challenged and, more importantly, challenge humanity in the years to come. With a subtle yet piercing prose, van Creveld carefully makes his case that full and complete eq [...]


  • Jonathan Sargent

    Fantastic, with two qualms.1. A lack of sources for later claims about inequality in the latter chapters of the book. Thankfully the rest of the book is sourced immaculately. 2. One might do better just reading the ends of each chapter and then the conclusion. The dirt is in the details however. Some awkard phrasing here and there as well, due to English being Creveld's fourth language. But the book is well written for the most part, don't think you'll be getting into gibberish. Just some awkwar [...]


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