Mark Kurlansky Quote

It was one thing to talk of using technology to topple the authority of the aristocracy and the Church, but who or what would replace them? Diderot and the French revolutionaries had assumed it would be the people. But as the nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet once wryly observed, The people, in its highest ideal, is difficult to find in the people. As

Mark Kurlansky

It was one thing to talk of using technology to topple the authority of the aristocracy and the Church, but who or what would replace them? Diderot and the French revolutionaries had assumed it would be the people. But as the nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet once wryly observed, The people, in its highest ideal, is difficult to find in the people. As

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About Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky (December 7, 1948) is an American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. He has written a number of books of fiction and non-fiction. His 1997 book, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (1997), was an international bestseller and was translated into more than 15 languages. His book Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons From the History of a Dangerous Idea (2006) was the non-fiction winner of the 2007 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.