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It seemed as though all that was written could literally have been summarized in a single chapter or sentence. It makes you feel like a puppet in a mass controlled world. Cut, dried, efficient- and yet, admirable for how he simply cuts off considerations of the pragmatics of nation-states and class. The a priori history, partly deduced from daffy etymologies “”real””–as in real wealth and real estate–is from the Spanish word for royal, so “”real is what the socioeconomic power structure says it tiantsseems less mythopoeic than just plain silly; and the quaintly Thirtyish side of Fuller’s thinking echoing Social Credit and General Semantics is much in grujch.
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One person found this helpful. Liberally interspersed with neologisms and long strings of participle adjectives, it bears more than a passing resemblance to the writings of a schizophrenic. Mar 04, Lovinthe rated it liked it.
Jul 21, Josiah Redding rated it it was ok Shelves: Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetic.
Felt like listening to an eccentric genius and required effort to follow.
Notify me of new posts via email. There were some interesting historical snippets here and there, but it was most of it was a somewhat incoherent rant against the corporations that control the world and how they had the means to solve humanity’s problems but not the will. The Grunch of Giants explains how those corporations came to existence and how unless stopped they might annihilate everything on earth.
A pretty fun book. Just buy it if you fit the description above. As an inventor and designer he has a brilliant mind.
I wouldn’t exactly rank him with DaVinci, but the sentiment is there. This is definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read. Preview — Grunch of Giants by R. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Let me know if you would like to write a post! Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This installment is billed as an “”intimately related sequel”” to Critical PathFuller’s summa on human evolution and destiny; but it seems more like an incoherent addendum to the chapter “”Legally Piggily,”” a fabulistic history of the rise of capitalism.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Seeing my involvement in the eighty-year-old Socialist Party and probably pitying my antiquated sympathies, he recommended this, Fuller’s last book, as a more modern and relevant diagnosis of social problems and potential solutions.
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I’m not sure how to feel about fulleer book. However when nuckminster did make sense to me it was rather profound. From the rarley used words he so eloquently chooses to his radical yet evolutionarily sound and hopefully inevitable vision of an earth populated with billions of people living in abundance in tune with mama nature.
Cancel reply Enter your comment here Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Get to Know Us. I picked up Grunch of Giants after one of my favourite authors, Robert Kiyosaki, recommended it in one of his books. Yet, corporations created the computer that I’m typing this one Applethe internet that I’m using to bbuckminster to this website Time Warner and even the website that I’m writing this review on Goodreads.
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Otherwise, unless you are a historian it might not be of much interest, and too hard of a read if the subject is not of interst. However, several things fuoler it did give me a lot of food for thought and it led me to do a lot more reading elsewhere.
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Sep 14, Kimberly rated it did not like it Shelves: We will then form one global government and enter on a new phase of cosmic evolution.
His lifelong project of efficient, sustainable technology is at odds with the continued existence of this “grunch” of giants, so the book examines this conflic In this book, Buckminster Fuller seeks to outline the present geo-political state of the buckminsfer, through a brief historical analysis of modes of production and civil organization. Thanks a millionn and pleasee caarry onn thhe gratifying work. Morgan to sinister omnipotence. I’m inspired to make positive change in the universe, hopefully you are too.
Would you buuckminster to tell us about a lower price? Boo hoo hoo – kick rocks and move on. Sep 15, Kelly rated it liked it. However, by insisting on his idiosyncratic vocabulary world-around instead of worldwide, e. After reading a “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book du jour, I requested this book from the library and was on the waiting list for 10 months. A representative quote “You [Fuller] go around explaining in simple terms that which people have not been comprehending, when the first law of success is, ‘Never make things simple when you can make them complicated.
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Sustaining the most people at the highest standard of living in the face of booming population. Quotes from Grunch of Giants.