The same dynamic drives all kinds of economy and wars: it is cumulative causation, along the lines of "Those who have will receive more and they will have more than enough; but as for those who don't have, even the little they have will be taken away
History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future.
This is a history of struggle, revolution and social change: of hominids,
Child care is the 21st century's biggest unsolved conundrum: children's needs have not changed, but in a world that puts a premium on paid employment and personal fulfilment, who should, who can, and who wants to meet them?
Through the story of a Quaker gun-maker, Satia upends the conventional view of the Industrial Revolution as a truimph of innovation by placing war and Britain's gun trade at the heart of the Industrial Revolution and the state's imperial expansion.