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Deirdre McCloskey uses my book!


Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished professor of economics at the University of Illinois uses my Why Europe Was First for a course she teaching at the University of Gothenburg this summer. Yes, I knew someone would discover this book in the end! Professor McCloskey is a very interesting person with some considerable cult following. Lets hope this means more people will actually read it.

I corresponded a bit with Deirdre — as I like to call her — and she said lots of nice things about my book. I was particularly thrilled by this since she is the author of Economical Writing, a book on how social scientists can learn to write better 😉


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