I haven’t read Collapse yet but “Guns, Germs and Steel” and “The Third Chimpanzee” were superb.
The pony hidden in slavery is the fact that it was the ticket to America for black people. I have long urged blacks to consider their presence here as the work of God, who wanted to bring them to this raw, new country and used slavery to achieve it. A harsh life, to be sure, but many immigrants suffered hardships and indignations as indentured servants. Their descendants rose above it. You don’t hear them bemoaning their forebears’ life the way some blacks can’t rise above the fact theirs were slaves.
It makes sense. God needed a way to transport some people, thought about having them build an ark and said, “No wait, I’ve got a brilliant and mysterious idea,” and then enslaved a race of people for a few centuries. You can’t argue with that logic.
From The SEO Blog:
The press release was issued through the free service I-Newswire and contained a number of spelling mistakes.
When you enter your search terms and select one of the search buttons, the lower part of your browser window will show a split display of the results for the two countries. For example, if you’re comparing China and the United States, you’ll see information about the Chinese search on the left and the United States search on the right.