By Charles Holcombe
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An ambitious--in truth, audacious--book. so far as i do know, nobody else has tried this kind of wide-ranging research, and comparability, extensive of those countries--which are usually not merely the main populous international locations on the earth yet one of the most intricate ones. i don't comprehend an individual else this day who might have both the temerity or the power to make the type of refined, refined, comparative research that Taylor does of those nice international locations.
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