The square and the tower
Ferguson, Niall

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networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

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A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"--Dust jacket.

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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
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Cover of: Square and the Tower
Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
2018, Penguin Books, Limited
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Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
2017, Penguin Books, Limited
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A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"--Dust jacket.

The square and the tower

networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

This edition was published in


Edition Description

A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"--Dust jacket.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction: Networks and hierarchies ; The mystery of the Illuminati ; Our networked age ; Networks, networks everywhere ; Why hierarchies? ; From seven bridges to six degrees ; Weak ties and viral ideas ; Varieties of network ; When networks meet ; Seven insights ; The Illuminati illuminated
Part II: Emperors and explorers. A brief history of hierarchy ; The First Networked Age ; The art of the Renaissance deal ; Discoverers ; Pizarro and the Inca ; When Gutenberg met Luther
Part III: Letters and lodges. The economic consequences of the Reformation ; Trading ideas ; Networks of Enlightenment ; Networks of revolution
Part IV: The restoration of hierarchy. The red and the black ; From crowd to tyranny ; Order restored ; The house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ; The house of Rothschild ; Industrial networks ; From pentarchy to hegemony
Part V: Knights of the Round Table. An imperial life ; Empire ; Taiping ; 'The Chinese must go' ; The Union of South Africa ; Apostles ; Armageddon
Part VI: Plagues and pipers. Greenmantle ; The plague ; The leader principle ; The fall of the golden international ; The ring of five ; Brief encounter ; Ella in reform school
Part VII: Own the jungle. The long peace ; The general ; The crisis of complexity ; Henry Kissinger's network of power ; Into the valley ; The fall of the Soviet Empire ; The triumph of Davos Man ; Breaking the Bank of England
Part VIII: The Library of Babel. 9/11/2001 ; 9/15/2008 ; The administrative state ; Web 2.0 ; Coming apart ; Tweeting the revolution ; 11/9/2016
Part IX: Conclusion: facing Cyberia. Metropolis ; Network outage ; FANG, BAT and EU ; The square and the tower redux
Afterword: The original square and tower.

Edition Notes

First published: [London] : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-536) and index.

Other Titles
Networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
Copyright Date
2017

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
302.309
Library of Congress
HM741 .F424 2018, HM741 .F47 2018

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26947517M
ISBN 10
0735222916
ISBN 13
9780735222915, 9780735222922
LC Control Number
2017046053
OCLC/WorldCat
993419373

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